The third session of a computer networking workshop series was held yesterday evening at LAG Lab in Amsterdam. There were around ten attendees who listened to me talking about networking 101. I got some help from a guy who knew a lot about communications infrastructure in Britain. We lectured about these topics:
- Physical infrastructure and Internet overview
- The inner workings of a switch
- Why routers are necessary
- Digital vs. analog
- Circuit vs. packet switching
- Internet protocol suite
- MAC and IP addressing
- Frame and packet headers
- Classfull vs. classless addressing
- Counting in binary
- Subnet masks and CIDR
- Routing schemes
Yup, we covered a lot of ground in a mere 2,5 hours!
You can find the handouts in the download section of this article. The overview 'Map of the Internet' is editable in draw.io.
Interested in attending this workshop series? Make sure to follow radar.squat.net to find activities like this one at LAG. Next Friday promises to be fun as we will visit the landing site of the TAT-14 undersea fiber optic cable in Katwijk, South Holland.
Map of the Internet
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