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Mar 25, 2003 Internet Protocols and Connectivity

A pragmatic definition: Connectivity is the unbiased transport of packets between two end points. This is also the essential definition of "IP" (Internet Protocol). But Connectivity may employ many different specific protocols and technologies to accomplish that transport. This session provides and encyclopedic survey of the technologies that go into the modern network environment, of which the network professional must be aware ... and sometimes quickly become expert in.

System Administrators routinely deal with problems that are best handled by writing simple scripts. A plethora of languages exist to perform these tasks. This overview looks at a few simple tasks and shows how they might be handled using various shell scripts, Perl, Python, Tcl. Emphasis will be on practical examples and sources of additional help available for free on the Internet.