Articles written by Ethan Banks


4 Types of VPNs and When to Use Them

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a straightforward idea. The trick comes in knowing what type of VPN to use when. Let’s consider several different types, including client-based VPNs and network-based VPNs, and see where they fit.

Does That Network Need a 10Gbps Ethernet Uplink?

You might be tempted to upgrade your network to 10Gbps Ethernet because it’s faster. And faster is better, right? But it’s a good rule of thumb to never do anything with technology “just because.” Think about whether you really need that extra bandwidth and whether your cabling and budget supports it.

Networking Basics: OSPF Protocol Explained

OSPF is one of the few network protocols you can count on being available just about anywhere. Learn the principles of OSPF protocol, and how to get started with OSPF interfaces, areas, and commands in this intro guide.
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