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

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

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