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June 2, 2004

Network Training

Today I'm attending a training course on using NOC tools at Tufts University for administration of DNS. In order to use the tools NOC requires a 1-day training and passing an exam.

I was reluctant to sit through the class, seems like DNS tools I've used in the past have been intuitive and taking a class would be overkill. However, I'm glad to be here. The course focuses primarily on learning network technology (history, TCP/IP Model, netmask/CDIR notation, duplex modes, packet headers, arp requests, classes, zones, etc) and tools (netstat, nslookup, etc). Intertwined with the networking information is how the technology is used at Tufts, and how to use the tools to initiate requests and make changes.

I probably should have taken a course like this a long time ago.

Posted by mike at June 2, 2004 4:07 PM