Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online

to TOC

Chapter 3: How Does the Internet Work?

This chapter covers questions about what makes the Internet itself tick. Internet gurus like to bandy about lots of terms: domain name system, host, TCP/IP, URL, WWW, UNIX, and so on. Here we'll decode the catch phrases and the alphabet soup. We'll also look at the basics of getting around on the Internet, such as using the UNIX operating system and getting familiar with important tools.

Table of Contents | Previous Section | Next Section