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Internet and networking

These articles cover a variety of networking topics, from troubleshooting connectivity to clearing a browser's cache.

Clearing a web browser’s cache and cookies

You may need to clear your web browser's cache and cookies from time to time, particularly when you are developing or setting up your web site. This article shows you how.

Clearing the DNS cache on your computer

You may need to clear your computer's DNS cache from time to time, particularly when you are developing or setting up your web site. This article shows you how.

Clearing a web browser’s SSL state

You may need to clear your web browser's SSL state, particularly when you install a new SSL certificate. This article shows you how.

Introduction to network troubleshooting

As a web site administrator, you may need to troubleshoot network issues from time to time. This article provides an introduction to basic network troubleshooting concepts.

Troubleshooting network connectivity with ping and traceroute

You can use the ping and traceroute tools to troubleshoot network connectivity to a remote host, and this article demonstrates how.

Troubleshooting DNS with dig and nslookup

You can use the dig and nslookup tools to troubleshoot DNS settings for a domain. This article demonstrates how to use both web-based tools and command-line tools.

Troubleshooting network applications with telnet

Although SSH is now used for secure connections to servers, the telnet program is still valuable as a troubleshooting and diagnostic tool. Learn how to use it in this article.

Troubleshooting SSL connections with the openssl program

Learn how you can use the openssl program to help troubleshoot SSL connections.

Web pages display incorrectly on mobile devices

Web pages may not display correctly on some mobile devices. Learn why this problem occurs and how to resolve it in this article.

Backscatter and spam

Learn what backscatter is and some ways to help reduce it in this article.

Checking your website for broken links

Learn how to check a website for broken links (URLs).