Packet sniffing: the golden tools

Packet sniffing can prove a very useful method in providing administrators detailed information on the communication among various servers in a hosted environment. The following tools are indispensable when it comes to packet sniffing: Microsoft Network Monitor available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865 . Wireshark is also a great alternative. However Microsoft Network Monitor is usually […]

IP addressing and subnetting for dummies

The following resources provide a good starting point to understand and practice IP addressing and subnetting if you have no previous experience with TCP/IP networking: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_tech_note09186a00800a67f5.shtml http://www.watchguard.com/infocenter/editorial/135183.asp http://www.petri.co.il/csc_convert_ip_address_from_decimal_to_binary.htm