Networking

Bonding interfaces in Linux

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I recently setup a Linux box to act as an NFS gateway and wanted to bond multiple 1GB interfaces together. The bonding would allow for more throughput, as well as redundancy in case a link failed. I asked my network guy to create an LACP group on the Cisco switch, and then followed the bonding […]

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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 […]