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January 5, 2011

Internet and Networking Tutorial Seminars

Here are some excellent Internet and Networking Tutorial Seminars, hosted by the University of Nebraska. These were originally broadcast as part of the EXCITE series (EXtending your Communications and Information Technology Experience). For each networking/Internet seminar you can play the online video and also download the original handout in pdf format. You will need the free RealPlayer to view the video.

Each seminar includes a list of resources, put together by the presenter, that provides a mix of materials from college courses to company pages. Resources vary from lecture notes to index resource pages to HTML versions of PowerPoint slide shows. (The links were current at time of seminar.)


Introduction to Networking: how networks work - topologies, protocols, bandwidth, equipment (routers, gateway, bridge, etc.), Internet 1 & 2, and more.
Presenter: Cliff Ritz | View seminar (52:58 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 1 page, 27KB).


How TCP/IP Networks Work: TCP/IP, Protocols, Addressing, Routing, ISPs/Network Providers.
Presenter: Ron Roeber | View seminar (58:34 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 2 pages, 36KB)

  • TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition, April 2002. By Craig Hunt. Available from O'Reilly Online Catalog.
  • Computer Networks and Internets: Introduction
    This "Introduction" Web page provides information on how to use the website. The website is a collection of the support materials for the Computer Networks and Internets book (third edition). The book, written by Dr. Douglas Comer, gives an introduction to networking and internetworking. Professor Comer uses Computer Networks and Internets in his course CS 422, Computer Networks, at Purdue University.

Connectivity / Media Options: IP Service/ bandwidth services, Terrestrial/ Wireless, Backbone, DSL, Cable, Wireless options.
Presenter: Dan Cotton | View seminar (56:55 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 2 pages, 16KB)


Home and Small Office Computing Solutions: LANs and Networking options / issues.
Presenter: Terry Bockstadter | View seminar (45:57 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 2 pages, 48KB)

  • Network Magazine - provides news, Buyer's Guide, product reviews, tutorials, Case Studies, and more
  • ExtremeTech - provides technology news, opinion articles, tips, and more
  • PC Magazine - provides hardware and networking reviews, news and analysis, how-to information under the "Solutions" category, and more
  • Network Tutorial by Robert Brian Brown, D & M Electronics Inc.

Security, Part 1: Services, Ports, Opportunities for Exploitation, and Protection (Firewall, Viruses, Worms).
Presenters: Mark Hendricks & Ron Roeber | View seminar (51:10 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 2 pages, 36KB)

  • Internet Storm Center - information on what's happening on the net: status of attacks and links to Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) news
  • CERT® Coordination Center - Internet security expertise clearinghouse located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University
  • - virus protection information and software updates for UNL staff
  • Security advisories from Symantec - Symantec is a leading Internet security technology company.

Security, Part 2: Commerce, Encryption, Transmission of data, Password, SSH, and Authentication and authorization.
Presenters: Mark Hendricks & Ron Roeber | View seminar (52:26 minutes) | Seminar Handout (PDF - 2 pages, 39KB)

  • OpenSSH
    FREE version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks and it provides a variety of authentication methods
  • SSH
    SSH Communications Security is a supplier of Internet security software for demanding network security solutions. SSH provides cryptography and authentication technologies and products for secure Internet communications.
  • F-Secure SSH
    F-Secure Corporation is a provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's products include anti-virus, file encryption and network security solutions for all major platforms from desktops to servers and from laptops to handhelds.
  • PuTTY
    PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
  • NiftyTelnet
    NiftyTelnet 1.1 SSH r3 is an enhanced version of Chris Newman's NiftyTelnet 1.1 application which adds support for encrypted terminal sessions using the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol.
  • OpenSSL Project
    The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library. The project is managed by a worldwide community of volunteers.
  • VeriSign
    VeriSign's Site Trust Services offer e-commerce businesses tools to secure and e-commerce-enable websites to that customers can be certain the website is genuine, and that the information they send via Web browsers, and other devices stays private and confidential.
  • Covalent
    Covalent is one of the industry's leading providers of enterprise solutions for the Apache Web server. The Apache Web server software's market share exceeds 60 percent for all Web servers--more than Microsoft and Netscape combined.

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