The first part of computer networking techniques discussed in this article is remote monitoring techniques.
This concept can be a bit hard and some of the techniques used to monitor remote network are SNMP, Ping and Syslog. The main purpose of these techniques is to obtain data from the remote network.
Ping is a simple command that is used to test if a particular host on the network can actually communicate with other hosts. It is an important tool for a network admin used to determine if a particular machine is alive or not.
The admin will type the “ping” followed by the IP address of the host. Then a series of response will be generated indicating the active level of the remote host.
Is another troubleshooting tool in computer network; it is used to collect several information from a remote device including peripheral devices like printers.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) can also be used to monitor services like the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on servers.
Unlike the ping tool that you can easily type into the command prompt, you will install SNMP before you can use it to gather info from other machines. SNMP can also be used to perform configurations.
This tool is use to send notification messages to a logging server through the network. The server will save the messages which will be used to perform useful analysis for devices on the network.
It is use on many types of devices from a printer up to a router.
The second part of this article will be the tools use in various network topologies.
All networks are connected using one or more of these topologies bus, tree, mesh, star, or ring. A gateway is required when more than one type of topology is use and this gateway help to link up the network with the internet.