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Chapter 7, Problem 1DQ
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Briefly explain how the Internet works and mention the primary protocols and naming conventions used.

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Internet:

  • The internet is also called as world-wide system of computer networks that are connected through routers and servers.
  • If one or more computers are connected to the Internet then, they can send and get any kind of information like audios, texts, images, etc.
  • Internet is generally used to get and know about lots of information around the world.
  • The internet uses TCP/ IP in order to transfer information through different types of media.
  • People can access Internet with the help of “Internet Service Provider (ISP)”. It is an organization that offers services for people in order to access the Internet.

Working of Internet: Internet constitutes of two components that helps in understanding the internet. They are:

  • Hardware:
  • This component includes cables, routers, smartphones and other devices. These combines and create a network of networks.
  • Some hardware devices become the end points which are called the clients and the machines that store information which the users seek on the internet are known as servers.
  • Other hardware devices are called as nodes that act as a connecting point along the route.
  • Protocols:
  • The hardware would not be able to create a network without using the second component which is the protocol.
  • It is nothing but the set of rules that the devices need to follow to complete the tasks.
  • All the devices must follow the same set of protocols in order to establish a connection and send information.
  • This provides a common language and method for the devices that helps in transmitting the data.

Primary protocols:

They are nothing but the rules that explains the communication between clients and servers. There are several protocols like.

  • HTTP – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol: It is based on client-server model. It is sued to establish connection between the client and server...

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