Well when it comes to networking, im a total newbie...

To be honest, all i know is TCIP is net protocal, and pings = how fast you get data.

However, after frustrating for 3 days with my ISP because i couldnt log onto the net, and then realize that all i had to do was run "winipcfg" and manually renew a new IP from the DHCP server (because it somehow "forgot" to), i decided its time to be able to think "networks" (and program them too :) )...

I realize this, like all else, will take time and i dont intend to learn overnight. But I thought maybe some of the experience in this forum could give me a rough break down of topics to learn first (ie, table of contents ordering ez -> difficult).

The thing is i just dont know where to start, or if there is any good info on how to program networks. I dont intend to become some sorta master of them, but i do think its time to be able to hold my own :)

So does anyone have any suggestions to get me on to the "learning curve"?

Posted on 2001-12-02 01:09:43 by NaN
random's source is simple enough to start with:


it sends a 100Mb file from a server to a client
Posted on 2001-12-02 02:05:07 by grv575
Hi NaN,
download the warriors of the net movie, it explains pretty well how the net works :)

Posted on 2001-12-02 04:32:56 by savage

Thanx Savage, that vid was pretty cool... :) Basic, but still quite neat to watch...

Posted on 2001-12-03 10:27:30 by NaN