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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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i am taking a pre-test on networking here is the question:

21. How many octects does an IP address have??

4
6
8

i am not trying to cheat i just never have heard of that word before.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

John

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G41M
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An IPv4 address consists of four bytes (32 bits). These bytes are also known as octets.

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Xhi
Xhi
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according to wikipedia

An octet is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that consists of eight bits. The term is often used when the term byte might be ambiguous, as historically there was no standard definition for the size of the byte.

An IPv6 address has 16 octets (bytes)

There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who do not.

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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ok one more question:

13. What command would you run on a Windows 2008 server to make it function as a domain controller?
Click on start, Run… and type DCPROMO
Click on Start, Run ….and type IPCONFIG
Click on Start, Run ….and type NETSTAT

i never have fooled with win 2008 server so i don't know the commands yet.

thanks,

John

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Xhi
Xhi
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http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....y/cc732887(v=ws.10).aspx

Dcpromo

Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Installs and removes Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
For examples of how to use dcpromo, see Examples.

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whs
whs
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Octet is the French word for Byte. I worked for 8 years with computers in France and remember that very well.

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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thanks guys,

didn't mean to sound stupid or anything i might have a chance to get a IT job at the Kansas City's Rehab Institute and being on the help desk team which i have been working towards for over 15 years since i moved here from Tennessee.

John

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G41M
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John, Good luck!

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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Thanks G41M,

i hope i get it..

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Drizzle
Drizzle
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Oh John that is such good news.To even get through 'paper sifts' these days is an achievement.

Sending you loads of good vibes.
Do let us know how you get on.

Kate

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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Kate,

Thank you but like they say it isn't over until the fat lady sings but i think she is warming her vocals up though! LOL LOL

John

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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The fat lady was about to sing, but someone shot the piano player.

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PronayHTG
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@jmeeks49.....An IPv4 consists of 32 bits and these have been divided into 4 parts with 8 bits each which makes 32 bits. For instances, an IPv4 address 1.1.1.1 will be taken as 00000001.00000001.00000001.00000001 by computer systems. Now OCTETS are those 4 part with 8 bits each....So the Answer is, in an IPv4 there are 4 octets...Just for your information IPv6 is 128 bits long address....May be this can help you

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Octo is from the Greek, meaning 8. Octopus (8 legs), octagon (8 sided), 8 bits =1 byte.

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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PronayHTG, is correct.

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drpepper
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If you are studying for CompTia Network+ certification, a good text book for preparation is Network+ Guide to Networks (sixth edition) by Tamara Dean (ISBN# 978-1-133-60189-6). The sixth edition is updated to reflect changes in the test. This book was written specifically to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exams. I have viewed a few sample tests and recommend studying the book for successful certification testing.

If you only want to understand IP addressing, the following topics must be understood to answer questions about IP addressing:
decimal to binary conversation and vice versa
IPv4 dotted decimal and binary formats
IPv4 classes
default subnet, subnetting, and supernetting
IPv6 hexadecimal addressing format, including shorthand addresses.

Good luck. I admire people who attempt to improve their knowledge and abilities through study.

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warlock
warlock
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@John, Good luck and remember Google is your friend too, at least for studying.

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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Joe,

where do you think i came up with some of the answers besides here? LOL LOL

John

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warlock
warlock
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You are smarter than you think. I really wish you luck. That stuff is not easy.

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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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thank you.

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