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Defining what type of casting based on IPv4 address

I'm kinda new to networking. I have a small question, how can I determine what type of casting (unicast, multicast or broadcast) is it based on IPv4 address. For example: 142.55.172.200 I tried to ...
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Dose Huawei S6720 have GE port?

everyone! I want to buy a Huawei switch with GE ports, does Huawei S6720 model have GE port?
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what is a networking protocol?

i just want to start by saying that I classify my self as a beginner in networking and my only hope is to become very good as you are,so i was reading this book and i didn't understand the term ...
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What will happen if a server receives a duplicate SYN for an existing connection?

If a server receives a fresh SYN packet for a connection that is already established, what should it do? I have already seen What will happen at server side if it received 2 SYN packet from the same ...
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How to handle multicast address collisions?

Assume 2 multicast IP addresses IP1 and IP2 whose mac addresses are same due to collision Let's say a host's NIC has joined multicast stream IP1 and another host on the original host's subnet joined ...
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Routing table export

Want to export routing table off Checkpoint VSX firewall and import it into VmWare NSX. How to export routing table from Checkpoint VSX? Thanks in advance.
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network infrastructure configuration design in a openstack environment to enable instances to have a public IP as floating IP

Has anyone had an idea of what are the possible configuration design of a network infrastructure in an OpenStack environment to enable instances to have a public IP as a floating IP? An example below ...
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Ad hoc vs Mesh, which one to use? [closed]

Say we have four nodes (A, B, C, D) that are arranged in a chain-like topology. A <-------> B <-------> C <-------> D Only the adjacent nodes are in range of one another (A can ...
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What is Throughput/Goodput in Node-to-Node messaging

Upon researching, from my own understanding, throughput is the "measurement of ALL data flowing through a link" and goodput is the "measurement of USEFUL data flowing through a link". Knowing this, ...
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what is difference between MSS and Window Size?

What is actual difference b/w these two? 1) I have gone through many tutorials on Youtube where some have told that Window Size is what total packet size it can receive eg Window Size is 15000 bytes ...
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Passing Light but No Data

Can anyone tell me what type of jumper I need to use when connecting single mode fiber to multi mode fiber? I have a run of multimode fiber that was extended with single mode. I have used both single ...
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What's an uplink port? Is it a port that simply uses Auto-MDIX? [duplicate]

Uplink port is used so there is no need for crossover cable, right? Does it use Auto-MDIX or is it an entirely different thing? if so what's the difference? please help :(
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Spanning tree protocol

I have a questions regarding STP and i would like to know if STP is only a feature of layer 2 switches? i am on GNS3 and i am trying to enable STP but it tells me that there is no spanning tree ...
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How Many Extension Headers Can an IPv6 Packet Have?

How many next-header extensions can an IPv6 packet contain? I read here that it can contains: None, one, or more. which isn't very informative. Below is a reference to an IPv6 packet I'm looking ...
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Is this computer a threat? On same network range, but in a workgroup

We have a normal on-premise Class C network with an internal IP address scheme of 192.168.15.x (hypothetical). We have a SonicWALL device that acts as a VPN server for external clients, a DHCP server ...
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How to explain the data flow of OSI model layers in a single picture [duplicate]

Take an example of searching www.example.com in a web browser. I have some confusions at each layer and they are We have opened a web browser and searched for www.example.com. Now, As far as I know, ...
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Splitting network between guests and production clients

I'm sorry, if there is already answer for this question, but it's some sort of question, that is hard to find by yourself, that's why I'm asking it. I've got a task, to split one, pretty big company ...
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Assigning IP addresses to multiple switches

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my question, i appreciate it. I am in need of help on IP assigning to 4 brand NEW Araknis switches that I am replacing with the current netgear/tp-link ...
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Connecting 2 buildings

If I have 2 buildings connected to each other and they both run to the same ISP, would both buildings need to be connected to a firewall? For the main building I've placed a firewall just before the ...
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Does a PC have a MAC address table?

I have a network topology like this: We know switch has MAC address table, but does the PC have MAC address table? I know PC have ARP table in Windows I can use arp -a display all the arp information ...
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MTU 9000 and 1500 when machines with MTU 1500 send data to machines with MTU 9000

we have some machines in the cluster linux machines as Linux_a , linux_b are configured with MTU 1500 while linux machines - linux_1 and linux_2 are configured with MTU 9000 so linux machines - ...
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Do we send the same packets when we send the same data?

When we send the same data over a network twice, does this means that we are sending the same packets twice? I am trying to understand how my decoder works, so I command using an application on phone,...
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What's the technology of bind MAC address with IP address, for solving iP conflict issue?

What's the technology of bind MAC address with IP address? I have a problem with the LAN, such as in my LAN, there are 192.168.100.0/24, gateway is 192.168.100.254/24. user A's IP is 192.168.100.1/...
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How does a router know it's received an OLSR message?

So I'm working on my own routing protocol based on a alternative to IP, called ILNP, and I'm having trouble understanding how a router differentiates control packets and data packets for OLSR. The IP ...
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PVST + MST + RSTP network. Possible to make it work?

I have got a network (around 100 switches) which looks like this: Cisco 2960 - can do PVST, RSTP, MST MRV mr2228-s2c - can do STA, MSTP HP 1810 - can do RSTP, STP Two main Ciscos are linked with ...
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Is this UDP diagram wrong?

I was just wondering if anyone can tell me why all UDP diagrams I have seen list a request from the server to the client as the first point of communication? Take a look at the following diagram for ...
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Reconciling multiple definitions of Bandwidth

I am confused about the meaning of the term 'Bandwidth' in a wireless transmission environment. The two most common definitions I could find are: difference between the upper and lower frequencies in ...
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Which is the best way to encrypt all the IP traffic in LAN?

I'm trying to encrypt all the IP traffic in a small LAN network but the in that network all kind of devices are connected i.e. PCs, Laptops, IP Cameras, IP Sensors, etc (new and old devices). I have ...
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Symmetric routing and asymmetric routing plz elaborate

First of all thanks, Am pretty much confused this both term of routing read blog's and notes but still kinda confused.
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Connecting networks from different states [closed]

Is it possible to connect 5 networks together using one router as a central component even if the networks aren't close to each other? An example would be 2 networks in Houston and 1 in Dallas Texas, ...
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What is difference between “topology of network” and “geometry of network”?

In the Internet some times, we hear of the term "geometry of the network": https://bit.ly/2VqI2YO Is there any difference between the term of "geometry of the network" and "topology of the network"? ...
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Connecting two ISPs on one network

I am working in an institute where the internet connection is divided amongst 3 different floors: Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor. Now since I am new to the networking, I know the ...
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missing Packet tracer physical Tab

hello I am using packet tracer for a while.I use in my college computer. but recently I installed in my pc. when ever I try to add extra ports in my rouer or switch the physical tab is missing
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What network elements does the 'last mile' comprise?

From the Wikipedia entry, I take the 'last mile' of networks to means the point at which network capacity is split from the 'trunk' and provided to individual users. So in my mind this could mean: ...
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Switch with VLANs and non-VLAN ports?

I have a HP 1920S switch with several VLANs configured. Is it possible to use the remaining ports as ordinary (no VLAN at all) 'dumb' switch ports? The reason I ask is that I have devices that don't ...
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Do mobile phones continuously broadcast their IMEI number so that cell towers can find them?

Edward Snowden said that in an interview. Is it exactly true? Does it have to do with SSN (sim serial number)? Is the SSN broadcasted with encryption and modulation done to it or is the IMEI number?
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Removing VLANs from core trunks (.1q)…?

I am a little embarrassed I do not know the answer to this already, well I think I know the answer but I am not 100% sure and this I need to be 100% sure on. We have several core .1q trunks that we ...
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what are Hardware size and protocol size in ARP header? Attached image

While working on packet capture for a simple scan, just had a look at packet capture and want to know what does hardware size and protocol size means in a ARP header?
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is there any limit/role for `syn` initial number and `seq` number of TCP three-way handshake?

We know the TCP three-way handshake, I want to know is there any limit/role for syn initial number and seq number? I hear about the number set random can protect server, who can help talk about this?
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Weird Juniper switch behavior

Weird Juniper switch behavior I have bought EX4300 and SRX300 on ebay to study it and started to read documentation. After some time i wanted to test my knowledge and configure it to test it at home. ...
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OSI Model vs Network Model: Does It Matter Which One You Use?

The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model is comprised of the following layers: 7. Application Layer 6. Presentation Layer 5. Session Layer 4. Transport Layer 3. Network Layer 2. Data Link ...
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ISP Failover On A Converged Network

We have our fiber provider as our primary ISP. We have Comcast as our secondary ISP and our VoIP provider. We can setup the failover between the two ISPs. We also have 19 VoIP phones that are on a ...
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Half duplex setting switch forwarding frame collides with host forwarding frame

So my question is regarding half duplex switches connected to hosts. Consider a case where a switch is connected to a host by a single link. In an event where a switch decides to forward a frame to ...
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Is a networking loop considered a DoS attack?

Is a networking loop considered a DoS attack? I watched this tutorial and at 1:20: The author says that a network loop, could be a DoS in a network?
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What are the differences between a basic configuration and a full configuration of a network device?

When someone is talking about a basic/base configuration of a network device, does this mean the startup configuration file? And when a full configuration is referenced how is it different from a ...
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Advice on potentially needed subnet expansions

I work for a non-profit with some slightly more antiquated hardware. We have 3 locations, about 700 devices across them. Right now our locations are set up as: Location 1 (Main) - /23 with a DHCP ...
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Ip aliasing on cisco router [closed]

We have a D-Link router (DSL-2730R) with the "Alias Ip Address" feature. This enable a logical network from the primary IP. I want to do the same on the Router Cisco Rv-110w, ¿it's possible, what ...
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Error control in Transport Layer vs Data Link Layer

I understand that under the TCP/IP Protocol Suite, error control, flow control and other such services are provided by both, the Transport Layer and the Data Link Layer. My doubt is specific to error ...
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What is the need of two addressing schemes (physical and logic address) in networking to identify a host? [duplicate]

In computer networking, each device/host is assigned 2 different unique address. One physical address, MAC and one logic address, IPv4/IPv6, to make communication possible between any 2 hosts in the ...
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NAT device on L3 Switch

This is our current network topology. Everything works fine, but I have some concerns about it. I'm questioning myself about the following, and would like to improve what we current have. The two (...

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