Technology - Internet 6 - Applications and Protocols

Synopsis

We discuss Telnet and FTP and their secure, encrypted replacements SSH, SCP and SFTP. We then discuss Usenet’s NTTP Network News Protocol, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and commercial Instant Messenger systems. We describe and compare file and printer networking protocols NFS (Network File System) and the Microsoft-compatible SMB. Finally, we discuss peer-to-peer file sharing and anonymity networks, including Bittorrent and Tor.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Telnet
    • 3.1 Telnet daemon
    • 3.2 Security concerns
    • 3.3 Terminal emulation
  • 4. FTP - File Transfer Protocol
    • 4.1 Security concerns
  • 5. SSH
    • 5.1 SCP and SFTP
    • 5.2 Tunnelling
    • 5.3 SSH File System – SSHFS
  • 6. Usenet ‘newsgroups’ – NNTP
  • 7. IRC – Internet Relay Chat
  • 8. Instant messenger protocols
  • 9. Network File System – NFS
  • 10. Windows networking
    • 10.1 NetBIOS and SMB/CIFS over TCP/IP
    • 10.2 SAMBA
  • 11. Virtual Private Networks – VPNs
  • 12. Peer-to-Peer File sharing
    • 12.1 Increased upstream traffic
    • 12.2 Gnutella and swarming
    • 12.3 Bittorrent
      • 12.3.1 Multi-gigabyte downloads
    • 12.4 Security and traffic concerns
  • 13. Anonymity networks
    • 13.1 Tor - The Onion Router
    • 13.2 Commercial anonymity services
  • 14. Related reports

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Last updated 16 Jan 2007
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Analyst: Robin Whittle

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