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What do DBAs need to know about networking technologies?


What do DBAs need to know about networking technologies?

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webrunner
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Hi,

Could anyone point me to a reference or two that describes the kinds of networking knowledge (technical not social or business networking :-p ) that are important for DBAs to master?

I realize this is probably a huge topic, but I'm just looking for an entry point to form a list of things to study and practice.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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You should at least understand the basics of TCP\IP networks, these are just some of the items you should have a basic understanding of IMHO

  • DHCP

  • DNS

  • IP addresses

  • Subnets

  • default gateways

  • Network binding orders

  • NetBIOS



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You should also know about firewalls and the SQL Server Network Interface. If you want to know more about the protocolls SQL Server uses start here.

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Thanks for your replies!

- webrunner

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You need to have a basic repertoire of networking jokes.

1. I know a great joke about UDP, but I'm not sure you'll get it.

2. I've got one about TCP packet delivery, but many would consider it out of order.

3. I know a great IPv6 joke, but I just don’t think you’re ready for it.

4. You can't reach Heaven with TCP until you ACKnowledge your SYNs.
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