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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Hour 19. Internet and Intranet Troubleshooting: TCP/IP at Work

We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.

——Robert Wilensky

Although the Internet, in the minds of many business folks at the time, began as a huge waste of time, business as we know it in this century could not exist without the Internet and private intranets. Moreover, it’s all driven by the same humble protocol that began it all in the 1970s: TCP/IP.

The basic idea behind this hour is that the same backhoes and steamrollers used to fix the information superhighway at large are also used to troubleshoot your local streets and byways. We’ll ...

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