So this is just going to be a total rant. IPv6 is, in theory, a solution to many things, including the dwindling IPv4 address space. IPv6 was a draft in 1997(!), and became a real Internet Standard in 2017. And, quite frankly, it’s one of those things that just adds too much hassle for not enough benefit.Continue reading
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the BPDUs.
Spanning Tree Protocol, as mentioned previously , is a protocol used by switches to build out a loop-free logical topology of an Ethernet network. The protocol itself is built off of a concept called, well, a spanning tree.
How does this work? Well, that’s what I’m here to explain.Continue reading
Yeah I figure why not, at the same time that I’m replacing another key piece of network infrastructure , I might as well just replace the (second) most important piece, right? So cue the music, because…
Now, this is a story, all about how my
life network got flipped, turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air the owner of a… just… just cut the music. Let’s begin.
So if I said the words “Lightweight Directory Access Protocol”, do you feel my pain? if you don’t, keep reading. Otherwise, you likely know exactly where this is going to be going.
And for the record: this is something that I’ve struggled with for about 8 months, and I think it’s getting close to the point where I really should just give up… but I won’t.Continue reading
Now I know that if you’ve been on the internet long enough, you’ve at least heard the term TCP thrown around. Maybe UDP too, and to any networking people here, you should be very familiar with what they are and how they compare. Well today, I bring the unheard third layer 4 protocol into the spotlight: SCTPContinue reading