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Public vs. Private Networks

Conduct an Internet search to locate an example of a private network and a public network. How is each network used? What are the pros and cons of each?

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A network is public if it can be accessed from anywhere outside of that network. It will have public IP addresses that are unique, meaning no other networks will overlap with these addresses. In addition, public networks are routable, and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is typically used on routers to communicate the existence of public networks. The advantage of being seen by the world comes with security drawbacks: without proper security in place, public networks can be hacked by intruders. Usually a firewall is used at the ...

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