Using an IPad for Designers and Architects

Although for the most part, the iPad has been met with serious acclaim across the world. There have been some mutterings of discontent from some high performance users who see it as something of a backward step in mobile computing. With prices of storage and disk space plunging, we have all been handed the capacity […]

BBC Start Blocking VPN Access from Abroad

Many people use VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) for security reasons, primarily because they create a secure, encrypted tunnel across the open architecture of the internet.  Many firms use them as a secure method of allowing remote users to access corporate file servers and email systems from anywhere in the world.  It has to be said […]

Is it Ok to Bypass Internet Filtering?

The internet of course traverses the globe and one of the difficulties in this scale is the problems of laws and the jurisdiction of  law.  After all calling the Thai Royal family names might be illegal in Thailand, but it certainly isn’t in Chicago.  All over the world there are hugely different laws, rules and […]

NFS – Network File System

NFS is the Network File System and is another application which provides almost transparent access to files for client applications. At the core of NFS lies Sun:RPC remote procedure Call which should be understood to consider NFS properly. Sun Remote Procedure Call For network programmers much of their work is done by creating application programs […]

IP Multicasting

Many applications use IP multicasting primarily for two distinct functions. The first one is to provide a delivery mechanism for multiple destinations. Many applications provide information to multiple recipients simultaneously, commonly used for things like delivering mail, news or updates. Other applications like conferencing and distributing video feeds to an audience. Without multicasting, these applications […]