what is the difference between collision and broadcast domains?

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what is the difference between collision and broadcast domains?
admin@c52bd157 Saturday 4th September 2021, 23:26:00

The Collision domain is a network section that allows traffic to flow forward and backward. A Broadcast domain is a type of Domain wherein traffic flows all over the network. The Collision domain refers to a set of devices in which packet collision could occur.

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Arturo
Arturo@a51a0f7c  Saturday 4th September 2021, 23:32:11

A collision domain is, as the name implies, the part of a network where packet collisions can occur. A collision occurs when two devices send a packet at the same time on the shared network segment. The packets collide and both devices must send the packets again, which reduces network efficiency. Collisions are often in a hub environment, because each port on a hub is in the same collision domain. By contrast, each port on a bridge, a switch or a router is in a separate collision domain.

A broadcast domain is the domain in which a broadcast is forwarded. A broadcast domain contains all devices that can reach each other at the data link layer (OSI layer 2) by using broadcast. All ports on a hub or a switch are by default in the same broadcast domain. All ports on a router are in the different broadcast domains and routers don’t forward broadcasts from one broadcast domain to another.