How many TCP/IP protocols can you name?
Best Practice (Litmus Test)
Professionals: Can name twenty TCP/IP protocols
Amateurs: Believe that there are only 2 protocols in the TCP/IP suite
TCP/IP protocol suite
TCP, UDP, IP, Hostname
FTP, TFTP, HTTP, NNTP, Telnet
Ping (ICMP), Tracert, Ipconfig, Route, NSLookup
ARP, RARP, NBTSTAT, NETSTAT
SMTP, SNTP, SNMP
Rexec, lpq, finger
If you are interested in analysing these protocols, then install the Network Monitor from the Control Panel, Add remove programs, Windows Components, Management and Monitoring tools.
The reason for learning these protocols is not so much academic, but practical. Professionals regularly use Ping, Ipconfig /all in connectivity troubleshooting. They can also call upon Tracert, NETSTAT, NSLookup and Telnet if the situation requires further investigation.
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Guy's Litmus test is a concept that you can apply anywhere. Each test gives you an instant answer to the simple question:- 'Are you dealing with a professional, or are they an amateur? Is this the real deal, or is it a turkey?' The Litmus Test concept is rather like Best Practice, but it reduces a 27 page report to one sentence.
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