48 bits notated in hexadecimal. The first 24 characters are used to identify the
manufacturer. The second 24 characters are a unique identifier.
Address Resolution Protocol, is used to
identify MAC Address
Difference Between TCP and UDP
is a reliable three way handshake of synchronize/synchronize
acknowledge/acknowledge to guarantee delivery.
is unreliable, but faster
5 answers that subnetting gives you
of valid IPs
Classless Inter Domain Routing
4 steps to host to host communication.
1. Check to see if the destination is on the connected network
2. Select a gateway to send the packet to
3. ARPs for selected gateway to get the MAC address
4. Sends the packet to the resolved gateway
When a data packet is continually routed through the same routers over and over. The data packets continue to be routed within the network in an endless circle.
A network route that goes nowhere. It is pointing an address space to an invalid destination
Virtual LAN that exists on top of existing architecture, often with other physical hardware
A switch port setting that does not strip the VLAN tags on outgoing packets, (Allows multiple switches to work on the same VLAN)
Private IP addresses
Reserved IP addresses
- used for loopback
- used for communication between hosts on a single link. Hosts obtain these
addresses by auto-configure, such as when a DHCP server may not be found and a
static IP address has not been configured. Also known as APIPA (Automatic
Private IP Addressing).
Network Address Translation
A method of modifying a private IP address so that it appears as a public IP address.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
Allows the automatic assignment of a dynamic IP address to a host within a defined scope of a given network.
(Rackspace does not deploy DHCP to any of its customers)
Transport Offload Engine
Allows some or all of the processing of incoming networks packets to be processed by the NIC.
(Rackspace's default is to turn this off)
Public Net: Rackspace public network that everyone can see
Private Net: Customer specific private network
Service Net: Rackspace service network
DRACNET: allows DRAC access
ExNet: Rackspace cabinet network interface
Maximum of 4,096 VLANs.
DCs are setup in zones and each zone has it's own set of VLANs.
the method used to bridge two or more switches in different cabinets over the same VLAN
A device that repeats a signal to extend the 300' limit of network cable
A switch that functions on layer 2 & 3. It has the ability to do routing and perform on both layers.
Intrusion Detection Device
A device that monitors network traffic. It can
identify anomalous packet content or patterns of traffic that are different from normal for any particular network. Identify patterns, called signatures, of malicious content within packets coming into or leaving a network. Identify changes in the security health or "state of a server.
IDS is managed by Alert Logic for Rackspace
Web Application Firewall
An appliance, server plugin, or filter that applies a set of rules to an HTTP conversation
DHCP Lease Period
The time given to the dynamic IP before it expires
OSI Model (Open Systems Interconnect)
People Don't Need Those Stupid Packets Anyway
7) Application Layer (IE, HTML)
6) Presentation Layer (OS)
5) Session Layer (HTTP, FTP), SMTP)
4) Transport Layer (TCP,UDP) ICMP is a multi-layer Protocol on both layer 3 & 4
3) Network Layer (IP,addresses,routes,subnets)
2) Data Link Layer (MAC Address layer-should be a unique ID found using ARP|LLC Logical Link Layer)