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An Introduction to Routing

I wrote "An Introduction to Routing" for MacTech issue 342.

How does a network packet know where to go on a TCP/IP network?
How does it find its way to its destination?
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Using a Database to Store Data Captured with tcpdump

I wrote "Using a Database to Store Data Captured with tcpdump" for the February 2014 issue of the ;login magazine!

This article will show you how to store network data in a MySQL database as well as how to take advantage of the SQL language to query stored data.

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How to learn TCP/IP

As TCP/IP is what governs almost all modern networks, it is a good idea to learn TCP/IP if you are either a system or a network administrator. I suggest the following steps for learning TCP/IP and its protocols:

  • Make simple connections using telnet to better understand a protocol.
  • Study relevant RFCs to fully understand a protocol.
  • Read books.
  • Make more complex TCP/IP connections using telnet.
  • Study the network traffic and the TCP/IP packets using WireShark.

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