Computer Networking Protocols and Standards
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, using this book?s straightforward, step-by-step
approach, you'll discover how to implement, monitor, and manage a TCP/IP network?even the
latest cloud-based and IPv6 networks. More ...
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) is an application layer protocol that provides centralized Authorization, Authentication, and Accounting management for users who connect and use a network service. More ...
Network Cabling and Components
Although the power and sophistication of networking protocols and software is
impressive, a network could not operate without physical cable and components. Even
a wireless network needs physical components such as access points. More ...
TCP/IP Protocol Suite
A good portion of the knowledge required to be a network technician relates to the TCP/IP
protocol suite. This article describes the most important protocols in the TCP/IP protocol
suite. Many other less frequently used protocols exist. More ...
IPv4 Datagram Fields
If you are pursuing CompTIA Network+ certification, of if you're involved in network
troubleshooting, it's important to understand the construction of an IP datagram. More ...
What's the Difference Between a Packet and a Frame?
When speaking of the data in a network, people often call everything a packet.
A more proper generic term would be protocol data unit or PDU. The specific name
for a PDU depends on at what layer the data unit is in the OSI model. More ...
Free eBook: Introduction to 802.11 Wireless
The growth of wireless mobile devices is incredible. If you're an IT professional you'll need
to understand wireless technology. This free ebook by Aaron Balchunas explains everything
from radio frequency to wireless authentication protocols. More ...
It would be inefficient to return an ACK message as each segment is received. The number
of segments received before an ACK message is returned is called the TCP receive window size. More ...
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)
Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) is used by IPv6 hosts for Router Discovery, Neighbor Discovery and Duplicate Address Discovery. More ...
Network Routing Protocols - IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP
The purpose of routing protocols is to learn of available routes on the network and
make routing decisions. There are two primary routing protocol types; link state and
distance vector. Some of the most common routing protocols include RIP, IGRP, EIGRP,
OSPF, IS-IS and BGP. More ...
Comparison of the Layers of the OSI and TCP/IP Models
The TCP/IP protocol suite was developed by DARPA in the early 1970s. The OSI networking
model was developed in Europe in 1986. This article compares the two networking standards. More ...
How to Set Up FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a network.
This article explains how to set up FTP on IIS and that FTP is not a secure protocol and some secure file transfer alternatives. More ...
IP version 6 (IPv6) Advantages and Implementation
The Internet has, to all intents and purposes, run out of public IP version 4 addresses. The solution
to this issue is new IP version 6. This would require a parallel IPv6 based Internet to be running
until all IPv4 connections have been converted. More ...