Routers, Hops, Executioners and Obituaries: A Look at ICMP

ICMP is the Internet Control Message Protocol which works at Layer 3 or the Network layer. It is used for all kinds of network messaging services utilized by IP, the Internet Protocol.
In fact, here’s how it is defined by Wikipedia:

“The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is one of the core protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite. It is chiefly used by the operating systems of networked computers to send error messages indicating, for example, that a requested service is not available or that a host or router could not be reached. ICMP can also be used to relay query messages”
(see RFC 1256, if you are into that kind of thing). (more…)

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Technology and your business

In a down economy like we are experiencing now, there is a silver lining for business owners in the area of technology and how it benefits business growth. Like everything else, buyers have an edge.  There are a few things you can do to make technology work for your business 1. See money on technology as an investment--not as a cost. Many small business owners see money spent on technology as a cost rather as an investment in tools that will help the bottom line. Yet, these same business owners…

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How to use Gmail to manage email addresses

A few weeks back, the Gmail team at Google launched a Multiple Inboxes feature on gmail which allows you to customize the different “in-boxes” you see in one view when you log into Gmail. The beauty of this new feature is that it allows you to control multiple email accounts in one “command station” – your gmail account. What with the gigabytes of space “and counting” that you have with your account. (more…)

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