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DoKs – Knowledge is Not Power

  There is a common idea that "knowledge is power" and is also used in the Wireshark website to emphasize the importance of learning about Wireshark. This is at best an half true. Knowledge is only "potential power". Knowledge becomes power when it is organized in a plan...


DoKs – Looking for Standards

All the Internet standards are available at no charge on some websites that maintain an updated repository, with reference to previous or following versions. The standards related to lowest levelsĀ  e.g. the Ethernet, are owned by IEEE, as then, are not part of the TCP/IP protocol...


DoKs – Internet: The Big Picture

Internet is an outstanding success, and what makes it so successful is the extraordinary effort in making possible to use any kind of transmission technology, to connect arbitrary end points around the world. This behavior is become so common that is simple to overlook the...


Vim Setup

Vi is the well known editor in Linux, and its Vim (Vi Improved) version is a friend of all professionals using Linux for daily tasks. What makes vi so good is the availability of a large number of plugins that make it incredibly useful, mainly for...


Assembler (NASM): The Best Friend of Network Analysis

Network Analysis is all about details. Understanding protocols and formats requires a deep knowledge of some details, as Big Endian vs Little Endian, Hex to Binary, and other issues that are the daily time of an assembler programmer. By the way, the TCP/IP protocols standards use...

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