Networking for Web Developers

Udacity
Online

Free

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  • Course
  • Online
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

How does the Web work? Under the hood of HTTP there's a whole stack of networking protocols.

Explore the underpinnings of the net with tools like traceroute, tcpdump, and nc.

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Starts Location
Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Networks
HTTP
Protocol Layers
Big Networks

Course programme

Lesson 1: From Ping to HTTP

In this lesson you'll begin using command-line tools to explore the network: ping to check hosts, and nc(netcat) to manually communicate with web servers and to emulate a web server. You'll also learn about port numbers and the layering of HTTP on top of TCP.

Lesson 2: Names and Addresses

In this lesson you'll learn about the Domain Name System (DNS). Optionally, you'll register your own domain name for your web server. You'll also learn more about the binary representation of IP addresses.

Lesson 3: Addressing and Networks

In this lesson you'll learn more details about Internet addressing: network blocks, interfaces, network address translation (NAT), and IPv6.

Lesson 4: Protocol Layers

In this lesson you'll use tcpdump to examine the packets that make up the requests and responses for three protocols: ping, DNS, and HTTP. You'll learn more about how TCP sessions work.

Lesson 5: Big Networks

In this lesson you'll learn more about bandwidth, latency, filtering, and other properties that matter when users are accessing your application over the Internet.