General Networking

Last Updated on 22 April 2014, Total: 227 Articles and Tutorials

This topic provides an overview of the elements and issues involved in Networking and the basics needed before setting up any type of network.

The different types of network connections, basic networking terminology, network hardware, and network setups are all discussed in this section.

  1. Authenticating Linux against Active Directory

    If you are planning to use a Linux workstation in a Windows Network, one of the things you probably want to do is authenticate against the Windows Domain name server (s), i.e. Active Directory... Read More

  2. Using Software Restriction Policies To Keep Games Off Of Your Network

    Unauthorized software such as computer games decreases productivity, robs your network of resources, and jeopardizes your network’s security. However, you can preserve your network’s integrity by using software restriction policies to control what software users are and are not allowed to run... Read More

  3. The Pros and Cons of Running Virtual Server

    Microsoft’s soon to be released Virtual Server 2005 helps cut hardware cost by allowing you to simultaneously run multiple virtual machines on a single server. Before you consider deploying Virtual Server 2005 though, you need to understand the various caveats and implications associated with virtual machines... Read More

  4. Planning for High Availability: Attempt to Eliminate Downtime

    To ensure that systems are available for requests when called upon, you have to plan for the failure of those same resources that are being requested. Hard drives have MTBF (mean time between failure), viruses go undetected, name it… disaster can happen. The only way to keep systems ‘available’ to those who request them is to deploy those systems in... Read More

  5. Using a Split DNS to Support Small Business Remote Access Connections

    Small businesses are getting into the remote access market. No, I don’t mean that small businesses are becoming ISPs. What I do mean is that small businesses want to be able to access information stored on machines located on their small business network no matter where they go, in the same way big businesses do it... Read More

  6. Choosing a Firewall

    In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the factors you should consider when buying a firewall, features available on some of the most popular offerings, and how to compare the real cost of each (hint: the initial purchase price is only a starting point)... Read More

  7. Gigabit-Ethernet (1000baseT)

  8. TCP/IP advanced: Ports

  9. Windows XP Direct Cable Connection from Windows95

  10. WLAN Wireless Networking

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