How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

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How the Internet Works, Sixth Edition is divided into eight parts, starting with a brief introduction to the Internet and followed by seven additional parts talking about connecting and communicating on the Internet, security and privacy, multimedia, Intranets and more. This book is up to date on the hottest technologies!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 884.5g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0789725827
  • 9780789725820

Table of contents

I. THE INTERNET'S UNDERLYING ARCHITECTURE. 1. Understanding the Wired World of the Internet. 2. How Information Travels Across the Internet. 3. How TCP/IP Protocol Works. 4. Understanding the Internet's Underlying Architecture. 5. How Your Computer and Internet Domains are Identified. 6. How Routers Work. II. CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET. 7. Connecting Your Computer to the Internet. 8. How a Modem Works. 9. The Internet/Television Connection. 10. How the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Works. 11. How ISDN Works. 12. Connecting to the Internet from Online Services. 13. How Satellite, Palmtop, and Wireless Connections Work. 14. How Home Networks Work. III. COMMUNICATING ON THE INTERNET. 15. How E-Mail Works. 16. Email Spam and Blocking. 17. How UseNet Newsgroups Work. 18. How Internet Chat and Instant Messaging Work. 19. Making Phone Calls on the Internet. IV. HOW THE WORLD WIDE WEB WORKS. 20. How Web Pages Work. 21. How Web Browsers Work. 22. How Markup Languages Work. 23. How Hypertext Works. 24. How URLs Work. 25. How Image Maps and Interactive Forms Work. 26. How Web Host Servers Work. 27. How Web Sites Work with Databases. 28. How Web-Based Software Works. V. COMMON INTERNET TOOLS. 29. How Telnet Works. 30. FTP and Downloading Files. 31. Searching the Internet. 32. How Agents Work. 33. How Java, Javascript and ActiveX Work. 34. How CGI Scripting Works. VI. ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA ON THE INTERNET. 35. Music and Audio on the Internet. 36. How Napster and File Sharing Work. 37. Video on the Internet. 38. How Multicast IP and the Mbone Work. 39. Virtual Reality on the Internet. 40. Animation on the Web. VII. INTRANETS AND SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET. 41. How Intranets Work. 42. Shopping on the Internet. VIII. SAFETY AND PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET. 43. How Firewalls Work. 44. How Hackers Can Cripple the Internet and Attack Your PC. 45. How Viruses Work. 46. How Cookies, Passports and Web Tracking Work. 47. Cryptography, Privacy and Digital Certificates. 48. Parental Controls on the Internet. Glossary.
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About Preston Gralla

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 17 books, including the best-selling How the Internet Works, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a PC, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Shopping. He has written about computer technology and the Internet and has been a columnist for many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, PC Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing, and FamilyPC. He has won several writing and editing awards, including one for the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. He is also a columnist for the Dallas Morning News.Gralla is also Executive Editor for ZDNet, at, which is consistently rated the number-one news and information site on the Internet. As a well-known expert on computers and the Internet, he has appeared frequently on numerous TV and radio shows, such as the CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
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