Introduction to the Internet

The Internet is a global network comprised of many smaller networks that connect computers together. The technology behind the internet consists of many protocols that handle different functions.

         the internet consists of many protocols that handle different functions.

         Some examples of internet protocols are:
  • HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol): Used to publish and retrieve web pages through the World Wide Web 
  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol): The major protocol for sending and receiving email
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol): Used to transfer data or files from one computer to another
  • BitTorrent: A peer-to-peer sharing protocol that allows a computer to download a file from multiple computers at the same time

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