Linux

Joining Linux to Active Directory

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In the computer world there is always a large number of pros and cons for every technology. Windows is very good for general purpose usage and works great in an every day workplace, but doesnt perform ideally in some high performance environments. Linux can be tuned like crazy to give some high performance, but is […]

Networking

Networking Functions and Devices

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Now that we have the basics of networking theory, what does this mean to network functions and devices? Lets start at the bottom of the OSI layer and work up.PhysicalThe physical layer is exactly that – the physical (or wireless) connectivity between devices. The physical layer includes the network interface cards (NIC) and cabling between […]

Networking

Networking 101

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I recently was involved in several technical interviews for some technician and administrative positions, and was surprised by how little most of the prople understood networking basics. Most of the answers I got in the interviews focused on: Hubs are for home offices Switches are smart hubs, and used in businesses Routers are used to […]