Network Protocols

Last Updated on 12 April 2011, Total: 48 Articles and Tutorials

This section contains articles that will help you understand how networked computers communicate with each other using a pre-defined set of rules, otherwise known as a protocol.

  1. Routing Protocols

    This article gives a high level overview of the routing protocols, and how they fit into our online lives... Read More

  2. Understanding TCP/IP: Chapter 1 - Introduction to Network Protocols

    This is a special preview of Chapter 1 from the book "Introduction to Network Protocols" published by <a href="" target="_blank">PackT Publishing</a>... Read More

  3. Get Ready to Run IPv6 (Whether You Want to or Not)

    In this article I will explain what IPv6 is and why it may eventually be inevitable... Read More

  4. The Spanning Tree Protocol

    In this article we will discuss the Spanning Tree Protocol and what it does for you... Read More

  5. IPv6 Support in Microsoft Windows

    This article provides an overview of how different Microsoft Windows platforms have different levels of support for IPv6 features and transition technologies. The enhanced IPv6 support coming in Windows Vista and Longhorn Server is also described... Read More

  6. IPSec (IP Security): Part 3 - GRE

    In Part II of the IPSec article series we went over IKE and the various phases it uses to do its work. We also left off by taking a sneak peek at what AH was and how it went about its business. In Part III we will finish looking at AH and wrap up the article series with a look... Read More

  7. IPSec (IP Security): Part 2 - IKE & AH

    In this article series based on IPSec we covered ESP in part I. Part II will go on to cover what IKE is, and also looked at will be AH. Being able to understand the various parts that make up what is called IPSec is an important building block in an effort to further your knowledge. Read on to find... Read More

  8. IPSec (IP Security): Part 1 - ESP

    IPSec is an area that little is known about except to those who use and configure it. This is a shame as it really is an area that should gain more exposure. Within the confines of this article we will take a walk through IPSec and its conventions... Read More

  9. Understanding the NNTP Protocol

    Everyone knows about peer-to-peer programs such as Napster, Kazaa, amongst others. How many people though know about binary newsgroups? I would wager not many. These binary newsgroups are based on the NNTP protocol, and this protocol will be the focus of this article. Read on to learn more about NNTP!... Read More

  10. Understanding the DHCP Protocol (Part 2)

    In part one of this article series on DHCP we went over a lot of the theory on the protocol itself. Specifically what types of messages there are, how DHCP works, and why it is normally used. In this last part we will look at two DHCP packets that exemplify what DHCP is all about... Read More

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