Have you ever asked yourself, ‘what could go wrong’ and went on to prepare for that? And after all that preparation and hard work, you were able to solve or even prevent a situation? Well, that’s a super healthy mindset that also works in networking. If you think about it, networking and revising for an… Continue reading What is the Operational Test and Evaluation Environment (OT&E) in Networking?
‘Hello, the support here.’ ‘Hello, I’d like to ask about the status of your service. I am currently unable to access it.’ ‘Any idea how long it’s going to take to come back online.’ ‘I’m looking into it. Thank you for your submission.’ That had to be among the most boring dialogues in history. But… Continue reading What are Point of Contact (POC) Records? [Regional Internet Registry]
The fact that you are able to browse your favorite websites or read this article is the result of decades of careful administration and allocation of resources. Sometimes, we take IP addresses, domains, and everything Internet-related for granted. We should not forget that if these resources were to be given out too freely, the online… Continue reading What is ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)?
The need for organizing and managing is in our nature. The proper functioning of things requires coordination, for without a set of rules in place, the world would quickly fall into chaos. And so would the online world, too. While it’s true that we have to own IPs to be able to surf the Web,… Continue reading What is IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)?
Tunnels are a great method of getting to your destination fast and crossing terrain that would otherwise be impossible. Whether you cross a bridge or take the subway, getting from point A to point B fast and efficiently is the final goal. Such things are also present in networking. Surprisingly or not, online tunneling is… Continue reading What is a GRE Tunnel?
You surely know what’s 220.127.116.11. You use it every day when browsing the Internet. Or, perhaps you know it under a different, and easier-to-remember name: Google.com! The name of your favorite website is pretty much a translation of a complex string of numbers, namely an IP address. In 1983, computer scientist Paul Mockapetris figured out… Continue reading What is a PTR record in DNS?
IP geolocation is a critical component of the internet world. It can improve user experience and assist businesses in optimizing their marketing tactics. Geolocation can be quite useful in making your online journeys more convenient. You’ve almost certainly visited an international web retailer at least once. That website may have determined your location and displayed… Continue reading What is IP Geolocation?
When the Internet came into fruition, IPv4 addresses were just what we needed to go online and exchange information. Nowadays, however, things have gotten a bit more complicated. As our online world expands, so does our need for more addresses. Those 4 billion IPv4 addresses have become a modern commodity, and many businesses and companies… Continue reading What is an IPv4 Auction and why is it a big deal?
‘’Have you tried turning it on and off again?’’ This is the most efficient solution for any technical troubleshooting. Primarily if you’ve used a router at least once to connect to your home or office Wi-Fi network. Although they are complex, routers are not alien technology. But maybe it would have been better if they… Continue reading Which Network Protocol is used to route IP Addresses?
IP addresses do more than just allow us to connect to the internet. They also help track the origin of an online request. Is it a legitimate request? Is it suspicious? IP reputation can help us find the answer to this question. Generally speaking, IP reputation measures the quality of an IP address. This helps… Continue reading How to improve IP reputation?