Networking and The Internet of Things

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The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.

The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other.

Every object, both real and virtual, connected to, and accessible over the Internet is the basic idea of the Internet of Things or the internet of Everything.

Today we have the Smart phone tomorrow the smart car and the smart home.

All of these devices will be made Smart by connecting them together with other systems via networks, and the Internet.

See IOT Networking Guide for Beginners

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The aim of this website is to help you understand the basic networking and Internet technologies and services that are currently being used, and that are being developed for the IOT.

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As the number of sensors increases the amount of network traffic generated by sensors will increase dramatically and depending on the transport it could prove expensive.

It will be important to understand this sensor traffic and how it can be reduced. (more…)

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Host Name Resolution Methods Explained

When you type an Internet address into a web browser the web browser needs to convert that web address into an IP address.

To do that is uses the the name resolution processes provided by the host machine.

There are several ways that the host machine can resolve a domain name. The main ones are: (more…)

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DNS Lookups Explained

dns-lookupsIn this tutorial we will examine what happens when you use DNS to resolve a domain name to an IP address.

We look at the exact process involved in resolving a domain name and follow the client request as it is processed by the various DNS servers in the response chain.

Before we start it might be useful to compare name resolution with a standard question and answer that takes place in everyday life. (more…)

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