Configuring Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones in Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012

When initially installing and configuring Windows DNS server, one of the first tasks to perform is the creation of forward lookup zones (and possibly reverse lookup zones). In plain speak, this is when the domains that will be served by this DNS server will be configured. For the purposes of providing the reader enough knowledge […]

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Cisco Network Time Protocol Configuration

As discussed in the previous Network Time Protocol (NTP) concepts article, the configuration of NTP is not overly complex. The first thing that needs to be determined is the method of NTP operation that best fits the requirements for the target network; once this decision has been made, the steps shown in this article can be […]

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Understanding Cisco Network Time Protocol Concepts

One of the new topics that has (up to this point) not been covered on Cisco’s CCNA level exams has been the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Time synchronization is used within a network for two main purposes: to maintain very high accuracy synchronization between Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) nodes and to maintain clock time between […]

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