Understanding the Internet: A Clear Guide to Internet Technologies

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 7, 2007 - Business & Economics - 153 pages
The Internet continues to grow at a very rapid rate. Together with this growth there is an accompanying growth of the technologies on which it is based. These technologies make use of TCP/IP as their foundation. To start to make sense of all these interrelated systems it is important that today's computer user be aware of the technologies on which the Internet is based.



This book introduces those technologies and is aimed at the Internet user who wishes to understand the technologies on which much of today's business and recreational computing is based. As such, the intention of this book is to give a succinct overview of 'how it all works' rather than provide a comprehensive reference work.

This book will help you quickly obtain an understanding of the technological principles behind the Internet/communications revolution in both your working and recreational lives, and:

ˇ provides a thorough understanding of intranets, extranets and the Internet
ˇ explains all about:
how e-mail delivers mail
the domain name service
how the Internet finds computers
the problems facing network designers
the basics of computer security issues
some new technologies such as WAP, Bluetooth, UMTS and NAPSTER

ˇ Shows you how your office or home network really works.

Keith Sutherland is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer specialising in TCP/IP, IIS and SQL server. For the last 25 years he has been an independent consultant and lecturer working throughout the IT industry. As a result he has trained many thousands of industrial and commercial staff over that period. Currently he divides his time between lecturing, consultancy and research work. His client list includes many Blue-Chip companies together with government and international organisations.


 

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Contents

Chapter 1 TCPIP The Internet Intranets and Extranets
1
Chapter 2 Names Addresses and Name Resolution
9
Chapter 3 DNS Domain Name System
17
Chapter 4 WINS Windows Internet Naming System
27
Chapter 5 FTP File Transfer Protocol
33
Chapter 6 The World Wide Web
39
Chapter 7 Electronic Mail email
53
Chapter 8 DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
61
Chapter 11 Security Secrets and Electronic Commerce ecommerce
77
Chapter 12 Putting it all Together
99
Chapter 13 Establishing your Domain Name and Web Presence
109
Chapter 14 The Future of IP
121
Chapter 15 WAP UMTS and Bluetooth
129
Appendix A The Physical Structure of the Internet
137
Appendix B Some Useful URLs
143
Glossary
145

Chapter 9 Index Server and Proxy Server
65
Chapter 10 SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
73

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