Stephen Cooper

Stephen Cooper has taken a close interest in online security since his thesis on internet encryption in the early 90s. He believes that technology should serve the needs of people and so writing about protection from snoopers and hackers is his ideal niche. After working as an IT consultant across Europe and the USA, he has become adept at explaining complicated technology in everyday terms. He is a people person with an interest in technology.

The 5 Best Edge Services Providers
By in Cloud and Online Backup, Net Admin, on October 15, 2018 at 5:13 am
The 5 Best Edge Services Providers

An in depth look at the best network edge service providers where we review the best 5 providers, along with providing tips on what to look for. edge service is defined by its location rather than the nature of the service. A network gateway is an “edge device,” and internet service provider is an “edge service.”

11 best network discovery tools and software
By in Net Admin, on October 2, 2018 at 3:38 am
11 best network discovery tools and software

Network discovery tools map your network and create an inventory of all of the devices that keep the system running. Find out about the best tools.

A guide to UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
By in Net Admin, on September 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm
A guide to UDP (User Datagram Protocol)

UDP supports all media internet transfers. For years no one had a use for the User Datagram Protocol, but now it is the star of entertainment apps.

ExpressVPN vs NordVPN
By in VPN & Privacy, on September 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm
ExpressVPN vs NordVPN

ExpressVPN and NordVPN are both excellent services, so how do you choose between them? Read our comparison of these two VNPs to find out which one is best for you.

Xinetd primer
By in Net Admin, on September 21, 2018 at 11:54 am
Xinetd primer

Xinetd is a guardian that manages access to your computer from the internet. It is a daemon that runs all the time and listens on all of the ports for connection or service requests.

What is tcpdump?
By in Net Admin, on September 21, 2018 at 11:32 am
What is tcpdump?

You can get details of the packets traveling around your network by using the tcpdump utility. Find out the commands of this handy tool.

Cisco Router Show Commands Cheat Sheet
By in Net Admin, on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 am
Cisco Router Show Commands Cheat Sheet

Cisco routers have a SHOW command built into the operating system. This command has many options and can help you manage your router.

What is an SNMP Trap?
By in Net Admin, on September 21, 2018 at 4:38 am
What is an SNMP Trap?

SNMP lies at the heart of most network monitoring tools. The trap provides an alerting mechanism. Find out more about this useful system.

What is ICMP?
By in Net Admin, on September 19, 2018 at 6:11 am
What is ICMP?

ICMP was created along with the internet. This straightforward error reporting system turned out to have some very useful utilities.

How to Get Started as a Network Administrator
By in Net Admin, on September 14, 2018 at 11:50 am
How to Get Started as a Network Administrator

Being a network administrator gives you lots of control and also gets you a lot of opportunities to travel. Find out how to get in on this great job.

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