DNS Records

What is DNS and Why is DNS Needed? DNS stands for ‘Domain Name System’ or ‘Domain Name Server.’ All web sites, web apps and other resources on the internet are uniquely identified through IP addresses. For example, 8.8.8.8 is google.com’s IP address. Computers work well with numbers, but humans cannot remember the IP addresses of all the resources that they want to visit on the internet and words are easier to remember than a string of numbers (in case of IPv4) or an alphanumeric string (in case of IPv6), so every resource has a unique URL (Eg: github....

September 11, 2021 · 7 min · Harsh Kapadia

Transport Layer Security

What is TLS? The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol helps in encrypting and authenticating the communication between two services. It is a Transport Layer protocol as per the OSI Model. It is the better version of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. (The last SSL version was 3.0.) TLS 1.0 was also called SSL 3.1. The latest version of TLS is 1.3. It is placed between TCP and HTTP....

January 20, 2021 · 6 min · Harsh Kapadia

IPSec

What is IPSec? The IP Security (IPSec) Protocol is a Network Layer encryption protocol most commonly used in VPNs (either to securely browse the internet or to securely connect to a remote network) that is used to create P2P (point to point) associations between tunnel endpoints. It encrypts and authenticates IP packets. It is used to make a secure tunnel between the client and the server (or target machine). It is supported by both IPv4 and IPv6....

December 26, 2020 · 8 min · Harsh Kapadia