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Running Head: WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS Weekly Discussions: A Brief Review Institute Weekly Discussions: A Brief Review A sea of priceless knowledge is gained in the interactive classes of “ COURSE TITLE”. This week’s discussions were based around four different topics.
Telnet and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) are two ancient protocols of the TCP/IP model which are now more or less obsolete. Telnet allowed remote text based communications (Pilgrim, 2010) between computers, which meant one person on a computer could remotely connect and work on a distant machine (Paluri). This technology was successively replaced by FTP which allowed transfer of files over different platforms (Paluri). With the advent of HTTP and SMTP, both these early protocols became readily obsolete.
IPv4 protocol which is in use these days is also approaching its limit with the ever increasing numbers of internet connections and addresses being introduced. Personally I believe the development of IPv6 appropriately overcomes the issues occurring with IPv4. In order to improve performance, I believe the need to adopt and upgrade to newer technology is stronger than improving the current version of technology which is readily approaching its decline.
Microsoft and UNIX is an ongoing debate which has been discussed by numerous critics. Microsoft evidently has a competitive edge due to its mass bundled offerings and relentless marketing. Microsoft is rampantly available everywhere, bundled along with most PCs/Laptops. Also, the fully loaded services available with Microsoft come as an exclusive attraction for many users. The issue of ethicality of Microsoft’s decision to bundle its services yet needs to be resolved. However, it is unanimously believed that Microsoft had intended to create its monotony rule in the IT industry. It has increased its operations to such an extent that the court proceedings ordered for its operations to be broken down into smaller independent units. I believe the court rulings were absolutely right.
Pilgrim, G. (2010). “ TCP/IP Ports”. Buzzle. com. Accessed on 18 January. 2012. Retrieved from http://www. buzzle. com/articles/tcpip-ports. html
Paluri, R. K. (n. d.). “ TCP/IP Reference Model”. Buzzle. com. Accessed on 18 January. 2012. Retrieved from http://www. buzzle. com/editorials/8-24-2004-58325. asp