Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the Internet

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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 198.1 x 248.9 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130313556
  • 9780130313553

About Scott James

SCOTT D. JAMES is a staff lecturer at Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute) in Flint, Michigan. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering with an emphasis on software engineering and computer-integrated manufacturing. Scott decided on writing textbooks after he found a void in the books that were available. "I really wanted a book that showed how to do things in good detail but in a clear and concise way. Many of the books on the market are full of fluff and force you to dig out the really important facts." Scott decided on teaching as a profession after several years in the computer industry. "I thought that it was really important to know what it was like outside of academia. I wanted to provide students with classes that were up to date and provide the information that is really used and needed." Acknowledgments: Scott would like to acknowledge his family for the time to work on the text and his students and peers at Kettering who offered helpful critiques of the materials that eventually became the more

Table of contents

1. Introducing the Internet. History. Internet Culture. General Netiquette. Advantages and Disadvantages to the Internet. Technical Issues. Future of the Internet. 2. E-Mail and Finding Addresses. E-Mail. How Do I Find a Person's E-Mail Address? A Sample Finger Command. Files and E-Mail. E-Mail Legal Issues and Etiquette. E-mailing outside the Internet. A Few More Notes on E-Mail. 3. Mailing Lists and Usenet News. Mailing Lists. Using Majordomo Mailing Lists. UseNet News. Writing Postings: A Checklist. Alternate Ways of Receiving UseNet News. Discussion Groups. 4. Telnet, FTP, and Locating Files. Telnet. Alternative Ways of Telneting. FTP. What Do All the File Extensions Mean? Alternative Ways of FTPing. How Can I Find Files? 5. Gopher and Wais. Gopher. Using Veronica to Search Gopherspace. Using Jughead to Search Gopherspace. A Final Gopher Use. Wais. 6. The World Wide Web and HTML. WWW-The World Wide Web. Creating Web Pages with HTML. Browser Add-Ins. Channels. 7. Live Communications on the Internet. The Talk Program. IRC-Internet Relay Chat. Chatrooms. Future of Live Communications. 8. A Deeper Look into Web Site Technology. A History of Web Pages. CGI Applications. Active Server Pages. 9. Java. Introduction to Java. Requirements for Using Java. Applets vs. Applications. Basics of the Java Language. More on Applets. The Future of Java. 10. Computer Security and the Internet. Password Attacks. Social Engineering. Data Interception. Operating System/Protocol Holes. Computer Viruses. What to Do If You Are Attacked. Appendix A. The TCP/IP Protocol. Protocols. Miscellaneous Protocols. Internet Address Classes. Appendix B. Miscellaneous. IP Address Resolver. Ping. Traceroute. Appendix C. Common Internet Items. Bibliography. Trademark Information. more