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The Basics of the Domain Name System


So what is the Domain Name System or as it’s more commonly known as DNS? Well, very simply it is a huge distributed database which contains the domain names and addresses of all devices on the network.  This structure is crucial to the way DNS functions, it allows local control of specific segments – and…

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TCP/IP Congestion Avoidance Algorithm


Lost packets is one of the biggest difficulties for any transport protocol.  Sending data across a variety of platforms, switches, hubs and routers is bound to end up with some lost data.  Every protocol therefore needs a way of dealing with these lost packets.   The congestion avoidance algorithm is one way of dealing with…

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