The Internet is a worldwide super-network used to access publicly available computers. The Internet is composed of thousands of smaller telecommunications and computer networks all around the world that have agreed to connect and communicate with each other and transfer data between each other. There is no International Law mandating the Internet's existence nor any government or other body solely responsible for governing or policing the Internet.
When an Internet provider tells you "WE ARE the Internet", its a lie.
A wide range of Internet tutorials are provided here, covering questions such as "What is the Internet?" and "How does the Internet work?" and the history of the Internet as well as the majority of networking technologies, networking protocols, routing and communications protocols used by the Internet.
I highly recommended that you read the Theory section of the InetDaemon.Com website, especially the OSI Model, and Binary sections before beginning the Internet tutorials, as they will help you get the most out of these Internet tutorials.
How Does the Internet Work?
Internet Tutorials: The Basics, and Theory
- THE OSI MODEL
- Internet Tutorial: Relationship between the OSI Model and the Internet Protocols
- Internet Tutorial: How does the Internet Work?
- Internet Tutorial: The History of the Internet
Internet Tutorials: The Primary Protocols
- Internet Tutorial: Internet Protocol version 4 (IP)
- Internet Tutorial: Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6 / IPng)
- Internet Tutorial: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
- Internet Tutorial: User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
- Internet Tutorial: Domain Name Service (DNS - UDP 53)
Internet Tutorials: Everything Else
E-MAIL & MESSAGING
- Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
- Post Office Protocol (POP3)
- Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP4)
- Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP)
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Remote Sync (rsync)
- Secure Copy (SCP)
- Secure FTP (SFTP)
- Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Time Protocols
- Time Protocol (TimeP)
- Network Time Protocol (NTP)
- Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
- Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1, RIPv2)
- Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
- Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
- Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
- Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
- Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
- Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
- HyperText Transfer Protocol Secured (HTTPS)
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
- Internet Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP)
- Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF)
- Protocol Independant Multicast (PIM)
- Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
- Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
- ITU-T H.323
- Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP)
- Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)
QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS)
INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6 (IPNG / IPv6)
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