3.7. Determining the Impact of Network Configurations

The connectivity of a network is both physical and logical. In order to have a functioning network, all of the components of both physical and logical connectivity must be configured properly. In this section, we focus on the logical configuration of the network, such as ports, authentication protocols, and encryption protocols. These must all be configured properly between computers in order for the network to operate effectively.

If 99 percent of the logical configuration is correct but only one part is misconfigured, the result will often be the same as if 100 percent of the network were misconfigured: no connectivity. Because of this fact, it is very important that you understand all ...

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