Response to Domain Simulation Prompts


Although differences exist in terms of the description ofcontent, the two tutorials provide insightful information oninteractive technology. The Free Router Simulator Softwares’article endeavors to provide a description of the most popular andfree router simulators (9tut, n.d.). In addition, the article offersa brief, yet an interactive description of the benefits and featuresof the identified simulators, which include GNS3, Packet Tracer,SemSim, Boson NetSim, CCNA Network Visualizer, and CertExams. On theother hand, the Simulation of DNS Using SimLib articleprovides information on the use of C programming and SIMLIB insimulation (Tamag, n.d.). The article also offers a description ofthe simulation model, the variables utilized, and the softwareutilized to choose the probability distribution.

The tutorial has provided insightful information on some types andcategorization of programming languages through the propagation ofsome terms geared toward programming and simulation. Thesecategorizations include compiled languages such as C, Sequencel, andVisual Prolog, Curly-bracket languages, Data-structured languages,and embeddable languages. Compiled languages are usually processed bycompilers, although one can compile or interpret the language whileCurly-bracket languages descend from C. Data structured languageshave logic structured in analogous manners to data while embeddedembed executable codes in pages and texts. New terms learned throughthe tutorial includes lag correlation, Weibull distribution,resolvers, DNS reply, and random variates. These languages and termsoffered meaning to some terms such as Kolmogorov-Smirnov test,Non-recursive queries, and gTLD domains. Kolmogorov test allows oneto choose if a model comes from a population with an explicitscattering, non-recursive is a query where a DNS server offers ananswer to a query, and gTLD is an example of top-level domain. Theterms are significant, as they provide a new and interactive way ofunderstanding distribution and types of distribution in programming.In addition, they provide answers to the correlation betweendistribution and resolvers.

Although the tutorials provide intuitive information aboutdistribution and DNS server, they leave gaps in literature. Thetutorial on types of simulators gives a decent list on the popularand free simulators that once can use especially in preparing for anexam while the other tutorial provides a simulation model thatutilizes SIMLIB to simulate DNS. In this regards, the tutorial leavessome level of uncertainty especially in understanding aboutdistribution within a simulation model as well as the use orimplication of Weibull distribution in simulation. In addition, thetutorial does not cover DNS issues fully thus, I will need toutilize other topics and tutorials to comprehend about DNS andsimulation methods or processes fully.

On the other hand, the experience especially in learning about typesof simulators was critical and significant in broadening my skillsand capacities. The tutorial provided a chance to try some simulatorsas well as compare their usefulness or strength. In addition, theSIMLIB simulation model offered a chance to understand more about thequery processes. It is worth noting that the tutorials although briefprovided some interactive illustrations, which helped understand theissues better. However, the tutorials lacked in literature andprovided few supporting information especially in the dynamics andstrengths of the simulation models and simulators provided. In thisregards, the tutorials offered an intuitive and comprehensiveexperience, one that encompassed correlation to similar topics andissues, especially through the utilization of figures and examples.


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Tamag, P. (n.d.). Simulation of DNS (Domain NameSystem) using SimLib. Retrieved 4 March, 2016 from