Traffics Management using IP Geolocation

Network threats are constantly changing. Nowadays, real people are doing spam attacks and other malicious network activities. The traditional techniques that were developed to fight off network abuse, attacks and spam bots have been deemed inefficient. To tackle the new form of threats, you will need to conduct traffics management […]

10 applications of IP address geolocation

IP Geolocation is the extrapolation of physical location information as well as other identifying data just from the IP address that a person uses to surf the internet. Many websites today use geolocation to better serve their visitors with relevant information like localized news and promotions. Below are some examples […]

What is a VPN

Intro When working away from the office, it is hard to access shared folders, printers and other shared resources as those are meant to be used within a private network. The solution to this is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).   What is it A VPN allows users […]

How to perform a traceroute

Intro Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool for determining the network path to the destination IP from your computer. Most modern operating systems should have this command or something similar. On UNIX-like systems like FreeBSD, macOS and Linux, this tool exists as a command line program. On the other hand, […]

How to integrate IP2Location free World SVG Map into JQV map plugin

In this tutorial, we will show you how to integrate IP2Location free World SVG Map into the JQV map plugin. Firstly, you need to get the JQV map plugin from https://github.com/10bestdesign/jqvmap. After that, you can download the free World SVG Map file at https://www.ip2location.com/free/world-svg-map. Then, you need to convert the SVG […]

What is a DNS server

Intro A Domain Name System (DNS) server is a computer which contains a list of domain names along with their associated IP addresses. Whenever you key in the URL in your internet browser, your computer will consult a DNS server to lookup the IP address for the domain name inside […]

What is CIDR

Intro CIDR is an acronym for Classless Inter-Domain Routing and is how IP addresses are allocated. IP addresses have 2 parts which are the network prefix and the host identifier. The network prefix denotes which network or subnet the IP address belongs to while the host identifier specifies which interface […]

What is a subnet

Intro A network can be divided into multiple smaller networks due to organizational needs and for security reasons. Each of this smaller network is called a subnet. This is achieved with the use of a subnet mask.   Subnet Every IP address in a subnet has 2 portions; the network […]

What is a DHCP server

Intro The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server dynamically assigns IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS servers to a computer on a network. On a small network, the router is typically the DHCP server while on a larger network, a dedicated computer might be configured to perform the DHCP […]

Dynamic versus static IP addresses

Dynamic versus static IP addresses Intro Static means fixed and dynamic means always changing. When applied to IP addresses, it means that a computer with a static IP address will always have this IP address over multiple internet sessions while a computer with a dynamic IP address will always have […]