At a minimum, what TCP/IP configuration parameters are required to surf web sites on the ‘net using their fully qualified domain name (i.e., www.google.com)?
A) IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server
B) IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and NTP server
C) IP address, gateway, DNS server, and NTP server
D) IP address, subnet mask, DNS server, and NTP server
E) Surfboard, wax, Corona Extra
The answer: A) IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server
To communicate to any address other than one that’s on your own subnet, you’ll need at least an IP address, a subnet mask, and the IP address of your subnet’s gateway. Since you’ll also be communicating to web servers with their fully qualified domain names, you’ll also need the IP address of a domain name system (DNS) server to resolve those names into IP addresses.
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