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How managed switches handle Broadcast Multicast and Unicast?

Under typical scenarios, a network switch needs to handle broadcast, multicast and unicast messages at the same time. I'd like to understand On a typical managed switch (1Gb Ethernet/10Gb Ethernet), ...
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Why can't IPv6 send broadcasts?

IPv4 can broadcast. Why can't IPv6 do that?
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Can I test broadcast packets on a single machine?

I want to have a server sending broadcast UDP packets and two other clients, in the same machine, receiving them. Can I do that somehow? What IP address would I use? @gravyface gave me hope but I ...
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Using SLP (service location protocol) in an environment without multicast (OpenSLP)

Is it possible to use SLP (service location protocol) in an environment which does not support multicasts but just broadcasts? From what I've read it should be possible, but I can't get it to work. ...