This poster illustrates the main components in a unicast IPv6 address and some interesting facts about it. To help design your IPv6 addressing plan, make sure you download our IP Address Calculator.
Back in the eighties, John Gage of Sun Microsystems coined the phrase, “The network is the computer.” Today, the services made possible by the Internet and our use of them as individuals and organizations affirm John’s statement perhaps in ways […]
(this is the third post of the series “behind the wall”. Here are the first and second) The Internet is made of light. That is because the Internet’s backbone is mostly made of optical fibre links that guide light pulses […]
The Internet is a network of networks. Every machine that is connected to the Internet is part of a network. At home, you are likely connected to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). At work, your computer is part of the […]
It started when my cousin asked, “So what exactly DO you do for a living?” “Do you have a computer tethered by a data cable to the wall?” I responded. “Yes,” “Well my job is to build what goes on […]
Connectivity to the Internet through more than one upstream ISP (Internet Service Provider) is referred to as multi-homing (or dual-homing in case of two ISPs). Multi-homing is generally required to increase the reliability of the Internet connection by reducing the […]