Updates

It seems that Spammers and their auto-spam software keep finding WordPress sites and try their hardest to get their links for their phishing site inserted here. Thanks to Akismet, they fail. This site is moderated (I have to approve every response) and this site is filtered (anything with even 1 URL gets marked as spam.

So far, the level of spam is pretty small and Akismet does a great job of spotting spam that doesn’t contain URL’s.

Added new tutorials covering the Assignment and Allocation of IP addresses by Regional Internet Registries.  Updated indexes and hyperlinks to match the new topics.

The DNS tutorials have always been a bit of a monster and in need of better organization. There’s a lot to how DNS works and there are a lot of individual tutorial pages in that section of the site. I’ve updated the DNS tutorial and reorganized it. The reorganization means that if you’ve bookmarked the DNS pages, the bookmark probably isn’t working any more because the page moved.

The DNS tutorial was organized as a set of pages in one folder. I’ve now grouped them into categories. I still need to go through and sort the pages into the correct reading order and update some scripts so that the ‘next page’ functionality works properly. At one time, I looked into converting the static pages into WordPress ‘pages’, but there are over 800 individual pages within this site and WordPress apparently has problems handling more than 160 pages (WordPress would crash and I’d have to wipe out the installation, reset MySQL and reinstall it).

Click here to go to the DNS Tutorials

I’m going back through the articles I’ve written and saved, but never published, so some articles are going to pop up as I approve them (click the publish button). Not sure why I was so cautious in only saving them instead of publishing them. Too shy? Maybe. Maybe just a little paranoid.

In any case, expect quite a few ‘new’ old articles to pop up soon.

P.S.

Don’t forget to register for a free account.  Accounts are free (no charge, no cost).   Only registered users can add comments (reply) to my blog postings.  I’m looking at adding a forum to the site and in order to block the spammers from posting comment-spam to my blog or to the forum, I have to have a list of ‘permitted’ users, and that means asking my readers to register. It’s simple, quick and relatively painless.

Thanks!