Networking for Newbies | Overview

(the_c0nd0r) #1

Hello fellow 0x00ers! In this post, I am introducing my new series- “Networking for Newbies”.
When looking at networking basics, understanding the way a network operates is the first step to understanding it. In this series, I will give you an overview of the different terms and technologies commonly used. I will also include further links to help you understand the discussed topic better but researching and diving deep should be your work. This is the list of topics I will be covering in this series:

  • DHCP
  • NAT
  • Subnetting
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Public vs Private IP
  • DNS
  • Routers & Switches
  • VLANs
  • OSI Model
  • MAC Addressing and the ARP Protocol

Once you are familiar with these technologies, you should be able to use the tools related to network hacking in pen-testing distros with a lot more comfort. Also, this will help you to understand how the Internet actually works. Looking forward to the responses I get!

Level: Beginner

If you see any topic I am missing here and is worth including, do reply here. Also, I would love to have suggestions!



Since I used to be posting networking articles on Null Byte and I’m planning to continue my series here, let me know which topics you want to cover so we can have a collab if you are interested so there won’t be any repetition.


(Leader & Offsec Engineer & Forum Daddy) #3

Super exited for this! I think this will be a really successful series :wink:


(Leader & Offsec Engineer & Forum Daddy) #4

That would be so awesome!



Can’t wait! I’m having a lot of trouble with networking as far as it goes, and I think this may very well be a remedy for that! :stuck_out_tongue:


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