ODP Computers Directory
- Directory for Computers from the Open Directory Project, a directory maintained by volunteer editors. Selected topics of interest from this Directory include Data Communications, Networking, Hacking, Programming, and much more.
- Microsoft's resource page for the IT professional. Site includes solutions, security, downloads and much more. An excellent way to keep up with Microsoft technology.
System Admin Portal for Microsoft Product
- Site includes articles, discussion groups, knowledgebase, and online library for all Microsoft back office products and certifications. This site is independent and not associated with Microsoft.
Cisco Technical Assistance Center
- Cisco resource page for Wide Area Network professionals. Site includes configuration documentation, downloads, troubleshooting tips, online tools, networking solutions and much more. An excellent way to keep up with Cicso technology.
- Compendium of technical information on all topics relating to networking and computer technology. The site is designed for professionals, researchers, educators, and students who need an initial reference that will help them find the detailed information they need.
Linux Documentation Project
- Site is provides links to definitive Linux documentation, manual pages, How-To documents and FAQs. LDP is a volunteer organization seeking to consolidate Linux information for both the experienced and new user.
Apache Software Foundation
- The Apache Software Foundation developed the Apache Web Server, the Internet's number one server. Apache, which runs over a Linux or UNIX OS, is open-source software and available for download without charge.
Red Hat Linux
- Best known 'brand' and most popular distribution of the Linux Operating System. This is an excellent place for the new user to start. Other popular distributions include Suse, Caldera, Mandrake, and Debian. Today's version of Linux kernel can be download from the Linux Kernel Archives.
- Best know and most popular free distribution of BSD UNIX, the version UNIX developed by the University of California, Berkeley. Other popular distributions include OpenBSD and NetBSD. Like Linux, these distributions run on many operating system.
MAC OSX Portal
- Machintosh Operating System, Version 10, is based on BSD UNIX. It includes an Apache Webserver and built-in firewall. Many feel this is a substantial improvement over previous versions.
- The SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute is a cooperative research and education organization through which more than 96,000 professionals share the lessons they are learning and find solutions to the challenges they face. The core of the Institute's activities deal with information and Internet security. This is an excellent site that includes many tutorials on security.
CERT Coordination Center
- CERT is the center of Internet security expertise at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. CERT studies Internet security vulnerabilities, handles computer security incidents, publishes security alerts, and engages in long-term security research. A good place to check for the latest Internet security information.
Frame Relay Forum
- Industry forum for Frame Relay technology and protocols. Site includes tutorials and links to the many industry partners.
IEEE 802 Committee
- The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops Local Area Network standards and Metropolitan Area Network standards. The most widely used standards are for the Ethernet family, Token Ring, Wireless LAN, Bridging and Virtual Bridge LANs. All standards can be downloaded without charge. An excellent site for those who want all the details.
- The Internet Society guides the worldwide development of the Internet. ISOC deals with technical, political and social implications of the Internet. An excellent resource. ISOC was started by Bob Kahn and Vint Cert, the Inventors of the Internet.
Internet Engineering Task Force
- IETF is a large international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual. This organization is responsible for most Internet standards, including TCP/IP and is part of the Internet Society.
IPv6 Home Page
- Official site for Internet Protocol Version 6. IPV6 is the "next generation" protocol designed by IETF to replace the current version Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4)
Telecommunications Industry Association
- TIA is an industry organization representing over 1,100 member companies that manufacture or supply the products and services used in global communication. This organization has established a number of key standards relating to fiber optics, user premised equipment, network equipment, wireless communications, and satellite communications.
International Telecommunication Union
- ITU, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland is an International organization with the United Nations where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. Has developed many standards, including all the V standards for modems (V.34, V.90, V.92, etc.), the X standards for networks (X.25, X.400, X.500). X.400 is the most widely accepted enterprise e-mail standard. X.500 is the directory used for Microsoft's Active Directory and Novel's Directory Services.