Creating a secure network

I realize that some people who like to break stuff haven't had experience in building stuff. In my experience, it should be a longer-term goal for any dedicated tester to get involved in some network architecture design (at the very least), sit through some app or program development, and above all, get scripting. Those of you who have taken time out of your busy, stack-smashing schedule and learned network design can skip ahead. Those who haven't, strap yourself in, grab yourself a router, and prepare to have your mind gently rattled.

Basic requirements

A network needs some basic things to function:

  • A switch/hub
  • More than one networkable device

That's essentially your network right there. Technically speaking, you don't even ...

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