Articles are mostly written in a step-by-step format and are centred on a reference setup being built by the author. The reference setup starts off as a typical home network and evolves into a sophisticated Windows domain.
Most of the technologies in this blog are focused on the Microsoft platform.
The Reference SetupThe reference setup starts off as a simple network which you would most likely find in a typical home. It consists of;
- A single subnet (such as 192.168.1.0/24)
- A router that provides DHCP, DNS, NAT and firewall services
- Internet access
The typical home network may also have various network devices such as PCs, Macs, mobile phones, tablets, printers, game consoles and servers connected via wire or wireless.