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What does it mean that the pod network is a flat network?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_network

When Nigel said that the pod network is flat, I was slightly confused as in a flat network, packets are sent to all devices connected to it. But that cannot be the case here,right?

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A flat network usually refers to a network where there are no other devices the may interrupt the communication. These devices can be routers firewalls etc. So in a flat network different devices/pods should be able to talk to each other with no work involved such as creating routes or opening ports, etc.

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