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Why does DHCP use UDP and not TCP?

DHCP uses UDP as its transport protocol. DHCP messages that a client sends to a server are sent to well-known port 67 (UDP—Bootstrap Protocol and DHCP). DHCP Messages  that a server sends to a client ...
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Do network adapters read incoming bits in a single stream?

When a Gigabit network adapter is receiving data, how is it receiving the bits? Is it seeing it all in one stream of 0's and 1's? Or is there somehow multiple streams of 0's and 1's coming in at the ...
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is there a difference between Latency and speed ?

so latency is the time it takes for bits to get from the sender to the receiver and the speed is how fast bits travel , so logically the more speed the network has the more low latency it has ...
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Can anyone explain to me the difference between the PSH and URG flags in TCP segment?

According to me when PSH flag is set, it indicates that data will have to be sent immediately to the wire and on receiving side the data has to be pushed to the application immediately. When URG flag ...
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What is the best to simulate an RJ45 cable failure without changing switch configuration or removing the cable?

I am looking at an automation element for a training environment. We would like to be able to fail a cable without doing a shutdown on the interface or having an engineer physically remove the cable ...
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Connect two routers to a single uplink for full redundancy

I have a single uplink with my ISP at a data center. I have 2 routers (CISCO 3850). How do I connect these routers to that uplink WITHOUT a network switch? That switch will be a single point of ...