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    • What is VLSM?

      What is VLSM?

      VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask) is a technique that network administrators employ in order to use their IP subnet(s) in a more effective manner. By using VLSM, a long mask can be used on a network that has a few hosts and a short net mask on subnets that have a large number of hosts.

    • IP Access Lists

      IP Access Lists

      Access lists are used to control and manage access of interesting and non interesting traffic. Access lists are powerful tools for controlling access both to and from network segments. They can filter uninteresting packets and be used to implement security policies. Using the right combination of access lists, network managers will be armed with the

    • Cisco Network Management

      Cisco Network Management

      Cisco Network Management Overview of Network Management Different people may take network management as different meanings. It may be considered as solitary network consultant for monitoring network activity using outdated protocol analyzer. While network management in distributed database environment, managing network nodes for generating real time graphics and auto polling of network devices. There are

    • Ethernet at the Data Link Layer

      Ethernet at the Data Link Layer

      Ethernet at the Data Link Layer Ethernet provides services corresponding to Layers 1 and 2 of the OSI reference model, and IEEE 802.3 specifies the physical layer (Layer 1) and the channel-access portion of the Data Link (Layer 2). In addition, IEEE 802.3 does not define a logical link control protocol but does not specify

    • Understanding Cisco IOS

      Understanding Cisco IOS

      Cisco IOS As you know that Cisco is the worldwide leader in providing the hardware solutions as well as the software solutions of LAN and WAN. The hardware solutions mean that the hardware devices such as switches and routers etc but what is the meaning of software solution? The software solution actually means that Cisco

    • Understanding the Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model

      Understanding the Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model

      Understanding the Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model Hierachical network design helps us to make networks more reliable and predictable. Level by level design help to understand networking factions easily like, we can use tools like access lists at specific level and can avoid them from others. Cisco layer model consist of the following three layers. The

    • Understanding Frame Relay

      Understanding Frame Relay

      Frame Relay is a protocol for transmitting data over a wide area network (WAN). It was designed to use across ISDN interfaces but it is now used over an assortment of other network interfaces. Once one becomes a master of frame relay design and configuration, it is much easier to obtain a strong understanding of

    • Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

      Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

      The Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) is a network routing protocol that is designed to enable routing inside of an Autonomous System (AS). Cisco developed this protocol in the late 1980s in response to the existing Routing Information Protocol’s (RIP) shortcomings. As Cisco routers became more popular, a number of large networks began using IGRP,

    • Spanning Tree Protocol

      Spanning Tree Protocol

      Redundant Topology A Local Area Network may consist of more than one segment. Each segment of the LAN connected through a separate physical device mostly switch. Switches use their uplink ports to connect different segments. The LAN administrator can connect the switches with each other through more than one uplink port using redundant topology. Redundant

    • Ethernet Cabling

      Ethernet Cabling

      Ethernet is a media access method that is specified at the Data Link layer and uses specific Physical layer cabling and signalling techniques. It is important to be able to differentiate between the types of connectors that can be used to connect an Ethernet network together. I'll discuss the different unshielded twisted-pair cabling used today

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