Plain Vanilla SEO (Search Engine Optimization)


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A common sense explanation and realist approach to Search Engine Optimization

I was reading through some articles on my father in law’s company blog /ebscospring/ in relation to ISO certifications. I started to leave a comment that eventually turned into an article, in reference to a post requested at the behest of the individual managing SEO for them. Even though SEO┬áis not necissarily relevant to networking, it has come up quite a bit lately. Hopefully, my experience can provide some light in a rather conveluded maze of tactic.

SEO is a tough game. Most people get wind of the concepts and they build the following punch list in their heads:

Step 1. Build a website.

Step 2. ?

Step 3. $$$

Most people even realize you need people to look at it, and you need Top Search Order to make it easily accessible to your perspective audience. About this point is where we make big mistakes or just waste our own time.
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TCP and Port Filtering / Firewalls with WinSock


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This is in reference to the following article:

It’s been a few years since I’ve looked at this and recently I had received a notification that someone had posted a response. First I would like to agree with emilio_grv’s response in that Application Programmers should be very careful about handling timeouts within the application. As with any application development, make sure you cleanup any non-used resources as soon as possible, especially with sockets, as you’ll extinguish the available source ports that can be used. In windows environments, the default is 3977.


As a connection timeout is not a parameter available within the TcpClient.BeginConnect() or TcpClient.Connect() functions, an issue arises for those who have large scale processes that must be accomplished in a timely fashion.

With the use of firewalls in the network we make a compromise, trading network visibility for security. We often no longer get a response from the TCP stack at the far end or sometimes even the ICMP message back when a packet passes a firewall whether there is a problem or not. Even more frustrating, we may have no choice in the matter, as another group or organization could be managing the firewalls, and so policy change can be difficult if not impossible altogether. Continue reading