What is Port Forwarding

Port forwarding allows computers over the Internet to connect to a specific computer or service within a private network. It’s basically making your computer accessible over the Internet, even though you’re behind a router. For example, let’s say a friend of yours at their home wants to remotely control your computer at your home using … Read more

What is syslog

Syslog is a standardized way of producing log information. This is really popular in Linux computers or UNIX computers, while Windows does a similar thing with the Event Log. Pretty much all routers, switches, firewalls, wireless controllers, and all sorts of other devices out there can produce syslog data. As your network grows you’ll find … Read more

Network Troubleshooting using PING, TRACERT, IPCONFIG, NSLOOKUP commands

This article is about a series of network troubleshooting tools that you can use in command prompt to troubleshoot and gather information about your network. We’re going to go over four commands: “ipconfig”, “nslookup”, “ping”, and “tracert”. ipconfig The “ipconfig” displays the current information about your network such as your your IP and MAC address, … Read more

HTTP, HTTPS, SSL and TLS Explained

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and this is probably the most widely used protocol in the world today. HTTP is the protocol that is used for viewing web pages on the Internet. When you type in a web address, like google.com, you’ll notice that HTTP is automatically added at the beginning of the web … Read more

What is iSCSI

We can¬†use iSCSI to create a Storage Area Network¬†(SAN). iSCSI is a network protocol that encapsulates storage device communication data into IP packets for transmission over an Ethernet connection. This allows IP-connected hosts to access a Storage Area Network (SAN). Traditional Storage Area Networks are based on Fiber Channel. Fiber Channel SANs are very fast … Read more