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Understanding the Internet, intranets, and extranets
Understanding the Internet, intranets, and extranets

The next thing we want to discuss is Internet, Intranets, and Extranets. Internet The Internet is a worldwide publically accessible infrastructure of cables, routers, switches, and servers. One thing to keep in mind about the Internet is that the Internet is not the Worldwide Web. Many people will use Internet and Worldwide Web interchangeably, but […]

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Exploring network collisions, CSMA/CD, and CSMA/CA
Exploring network collisions, CSMA/CD, and CSMA/CA

Next we want to address two common ways that nodes or computers use to access the network directly. In other words, to be able to get onto the network not necessarily to get resources but to actually access the physical network itself. The two ways we’re going to look at are both c methods which […]

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Understanding mesh, bus, and ring topologies
Understanding mesh, bus, and ring topologies

Mesh, Bus, and Ring topologies The first types of topologies I would like to talk about are the mesh, bus, and ring topologies. As far as mesh topologies go, there are actually two types. Mesh There’s the full mesh, and then there’s also the partial mesh. In the full mesh topology, all the devices are […]

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Understanding the MAC Address (Media access controller)
Understanding the MAC Address (Media access controller)

MAC Address Hello, and welcome to this lecture on MAC addresses. In the last lecture we looked at ethernet and we also looked at CSMA/CD. In this lecture we’re gonna talk about a layer two concept known as MAC addresses. First up, what is a MAC address? MAC address is a 48-bit address that is […]

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VoIP: SIP, MGCP, RTP, H.323
VoIP: SIP, MGCP, RTP, H.323

VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a method to carry voice traffic digitally over a network. Initial providers release services that emulate the traditional phone systems, changing out analog lines for digital. More recently, call services like Skype have started offering new alternatives.Session Initiation Protocol is a signaling and control protocol for communications. It is most commonly used for voice and video […]

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Difference Between DNS and NetBIOS
Differnece between dns and netbios

DNS (Domain name system) The DNS Domain Name System is what translates your favorite domain names into IP addresses. It was first designed at the University of California Irvine in 1983. It is designed to be a hierarchical distributed system. It’s capable of translating the massive amounts of requests required by the internet or within a small private network. If a client wants […]

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Difference between Packets and Frames
Packets and Frames

Frames is the last PDU used before information is put on the wire for transmission. Packets are formed of control information and the payload. When working with addressing and information flow, I tend to spend a significant amount of time in layers two and three, which are data link and network, respectively. Layer two refers to communication between devices on a common […]

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Connection-oriented and Connectionless Protocols
Connection-oriented and Connectionless Protocols

TCP and UDP utilize the two connection types. Connection-oriented and connectionless. TCP is considered connection-oriented. This means it uses a system to provide reliable delivery of traffic. TCP utilizes a system known as the three way handshake to establish connections. Before a connection is considered established both hosts need to send and receive a send packet, and an ACK packet. Technically this could be […]

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