Net Commands – Network Security Management

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – Server or workstation) NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log off when the account expires […]

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How To Enable Jumbo Frames

Enabling jumbo frames can significantly increase your network’s throughput while consuming fewer CPU cycles (we’ll explain why in a moment). But before you configure your PCs to use jumbo frames, you should know that their value lies primarily in speeding up large file transfers within your network (versus to and from the Internet). You should also be aware that enabling […]

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Introduction to Client/Server Networking

A computer network consists of two or more computers intended to share resources:   A client/server network is a system where one or more computers called clients connect to a central computer named a server to share or use resources. Each client computer must use an operating system that allows it to be identified to participate in the network. Client/Server […]

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Configure IP Address and DNS from Command Line

The IP address of your computer can be set from the command prompt by running the following commands at an administrative level prompt:   netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 123.123.123.123 255.255.255.0 123.123.123.1 1 Local Area Connection is the name of the adapter you want to modify. In single NIC systems it is normally called Local Area […]

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An Introduction to Wireless Networking (Part 2) – Requirements and Setup

Windows 2003 and Wireless Networking Through its improved security and performance features, Windows 2003 makes usability and deployment of wireless local area network services easier. Such features include authentication, authorization and automatic key management. IAS (Internet Authentication Service) An improved feature in Windows 2003 is the Internet Authentication Service which takes over from RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) […]

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Get Ready to Run IPv6

What is IPv6? Before I get into all of the nitty gritty details regarding why IPv6 is a requirement, I want to talk briefly about what IPv6 is for the benefit of those who may not have been exposed to it before. As you probably know, the Internet is based on the IP protocol. The current implementation of the IP […]

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Crash Course in IPv6 (Part 1)

An introduction to the IPv6 address space. The IPv6 Address Space The most obvious difference between the two protocols is the length of their source and destination addresses. The whole point of making the switch to IPv6 is to compensate for a global shortage of IP addresses. It only makes sense that the IPv6 protocol has a larger address space than […]

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