> Inbox > Full Story
I read your article on NMS (Network Management System) in
the September issue of Network Magazine India. The article
was excellent and provided precise and useful information.
I want to congratulate you for writing such an informative
article. Keep up the good work.
Senior Systems Engineer
National Computer Systems Private Ltd
(A member of the Singapore Telecom Group)
Dear Ashish Khurana,
Brian and the entire Network Magazine India team thank
you very much for appreciating the article. We will continue
to publish many more informative articles about other aspects
in enterprise computing that you will find useful.
The article on leased lines in the October issue was very
useful and easy to understand. But I have a query. The article
says that 64 Kbps leased lines are currently used for Internet
access, whereas our college uses 128 Kbps. Please tell me
how that is possible. Also tell me the kinds of businesses
will benefit from the use of such leased lines.
Thank you very much for appreciating the article on leased
lines. The article says that, currently 64 Kbps and 2 Mbps
leased lines are commonly used for access. It does not say
that these are the only choices available. The service provider
offers multiple options of leased line bandwidth. The user
only has to use a compatible modem.
Any industry that requires to share data between offices and
locations, download data from the Web, use e-mail and messaging
services, and real-time information sharing can benefit from
the use of high bandwidth leased lines.
unix file system
Just like Unix supports a file system, does Windows support
file systems? And if so, what is the main difference?
Yes, Windows 95/98/2000 and XP do support file systems.
A file system is a file organization method that stores data
in a top-to-bottom organization structure. All internal access
to the data starts at the top and proceeds throughout the
levels of the hierarchy. Most operating systems use hierarchical
file systems to store data and programs, including DOS, OS/2,
Windows NT/95/98, Unix and the Macintosh. FAT, FAT32, VFAT,
NTFS and MFT are some file systems supported on Windows-based
Unix and Windows 95/98/NT/2000 file systems all perform the
same function, i.e. organize the data on the disk. However
the process in each case is slightly different. In fact, it'll
take a full article to cover the topic. For all practical
purposes, the end result of the file systems functions are
how many hubs?
I am a student of Computer Science and would like to know
how many hubs can be uplinked before you need a switch.
Robert Wells, (Boston, USA)
Dear Robert Wells,
The decision to use a switch depends on factors like number
of users, type of applications, and geographical distance.
A small LAN of eight users can do with an eight-port hub.
But if the number is large, or you want to run rich multimedia
applications a switch will be needed. What really matters
is whether you need the features offered by a switch.
In my opinion, networking in India is still in a growing stage
and has a long way to go. But with informative and good magazines
like yours there is no doubt we will have skilled and technically
sound people in the industry.
Hem Raj Sharma
Excellent Softech Limited, Chandigarh
Dear Hem Raj Sharma,
Thank you for your interesting opinion and compliments.
I sincerely hope that the knowledge provided in Network Magazine
India, will continue to add value to the IT community in our
leased line hacker
Dear Mr. Mahesh,
I am a subscriber of Network Magazine and read your article
on the basics of (LL) Leased Line. The article was well written
and gave a lot of information on LL. In your section on disadvantages
you wrote about threats to LL connectivity. If you could provide
me with more information on these threats, like how a hacker
manages to break into a LL network? How can he insert Trojans
or viruses in a LL network?
Dear Mr. Venkatesh,
Mahesh thanks you for your wishes. While you have requested
specific details on hacking into a leased lined network with
good intentions, this very information can also be potentially
used in a destructive manner. So we will refrain from providing
Dear Mr. Mahesh,
Your articles in Network Magazine are very good. You have
presented the articles with good diagrams and the content
is simple to understand. I am working with Tata Teleservices
as a Manager-Network. If you could let me know where can I
get symbols of all telecom and networking elements to prepare
for effective presentations on MS Power Point. Also if you
could forward any file containing the same.
Raghava Rao G V
Dear Mr. Raghava GV,
There are plenty of websites offering free clipart images.
You can use a popular search engine to locate what you need.
If you have the original copy of your MS Office CD-ROM, browse
through the clipart libraries and search for suitable cliparts.
Dear Mr. Rathod,
I am doing a project titled 'Broadband technologies in India
and its future' on behalf of Lucent Technologies. For this
project I need to analyze the emerging patterns of Broadband
technologies in the Indian market and advise Lucent Technologies
about product development and the product improvement activities.
Could you kindly give suggestions on, how I should go about
Dear Vivek Pandey,
For the project you are doing, I would suggest that you
do a lot of reading. Get hold of back issues of Network Magazines
that have done cover stories on this topic. You could get
these from the local library or buy them from roadside stalls.
I would also suggest that you use your contacts to get in
touch with broadband specialists in the country. Talk to them
about the course of events and ask for future directions.
meeting the chief minister
To The Editor
In our meeting with the Chief Minister (CM) S.M.Krishna in
October we suggested that India should play a vital role in
assisting medium and small business (SMBs) in America. After
what the terrible economic crisis Americas business is going
through we at India should offer a helpful hand and invite
companies from New York and rest of America to make use of
our IT companies and do business as usual. We would like to
know if you see possibility of any business takers in India.
We are initiating a huge network throughout India, asking
IT (both software and hardware) companies to contact and collaborate
with us. We will find the SMBs but there is a strong need
of networking. This is where we feel your magazine could be
of great help.
I am very pleased that you are taking such a good initiative
to promote the IT industry in India, at the same time taking
into consideration the Septemper 11 tragedy in New York.
I wish your efforts will be sucesfull and this will translate
into a golden oppurtunity for the down Indian IT sector.
Our magazine reaches out to thousands of readers in India.
I am sure after reading your letter, they will be interested
in collaborating on the venture.
Interested persons can get in touch with the Editor at
and we will be glad to forward the mail to the concerned person.