"Networking" tag

Demystifying the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service

Mobile and Web app developers now have reason to cheer, with the evolution of the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) model. This article takes you through its intricacies. Abbreviations like IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and…

Analyse Your Network Packets with LibPCAP

Data on a network flows in the form of packets, which are entities that carry your data across the network. These packets are routed from one router to another by intelligent nodes. LibPCAP…

Revamp Your IT Career as a Cloud Security Expert

Here’s a ringside view of some exciting and challenging careers in the cloud security realm. The advent of the cloud, which was once a niche concept, has empowered organisations to shift their focus…

CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and…

CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and…

Linux Firewall: Executing Iprules Using PHP

A firewall keeps the network secure by analysing packets and determining whether they should be allowed through or not. This article shows how to manipulate Iprules using PHP scripts. Linux has its own…

Apache Cassandra The Crash-Proof NoSQL Database

The last time I wrote on NoSQL databases in February 2011, the technology was already booming. Today, these databases have changed the way developers think about building their applications, making them look beyond…

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM Network Emulation

NetEM (Network Emulation) provides functionality for testing protocols, by emulating the network properties of wide-area networks. This article describes the use of NetEM in benchmarking the performance of a Web application, simulating Internet-like…

Socket programming isn't really that tough

Creating Your Own Server: The Socket API, Part 2

Earlier, we created a simple server and client program using the socket API. This time, we’ll first start with a program, and then explain what’s going on. So start up your systems, and…

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