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The Difference Between the Internetand the World Wide Web.

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The Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web Many people use the terms Internet and World Wide Web (a.k.a. the Web) interchangeably, but in fact the two terms are not synonymous. The Internet and the Web are two separate but related things. The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet. Information that travels over the Internet does so via a variety of languages known as protocols. The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet, to transmit data. Web services, which use HTTP to allow applications to communicate in order to exchange business logic, use the Web to share information. ...read more.


This is the initial address that you type into your browser before it turns it into an IP address. Your URL needs to be told what type of server it is connecting to - for example to connect to a normal website you would usually find 'http://' before the address, but to connect to a FTP server you would find 'ftp://' before the wrest of the URL. The next part of the URL is the domain, this is the customizable part depending on what you register, for example it is the 'google' part in 'http://www.google.com'. After the domain is the Top Level Domain (TLD) which would be the '.com' part of 'http://www.google.com'. * HTTP, short for 'HyperText Transfer Protocol'. This simply means your browser is looking for a Hyper Text document. Hyper Text is the basic coding used to construct web pages (otherwise known as HTML "hyper text markup language). Most browsers support cross-format surfing. Possible reasons there are for a slow connection. A slow connection could be more a number of different reasons, such as: * If your phone company switching station has problems then you will obviously have speed and connection problems. ...read more.


There is no one central registry for DNS information; when a user enters a domain name in to their Web browser, it is up to that URL's DNS to handle the request. The DNS server then provides the browser with the correct IP, if it exists; otherwise, it returns an error message or redirects the user elsewhere. After an IP has been determined, the user can interact with the Web server to access specific pages. Latest computer virus: 'Blaster worm' W32.Blaster.Worm is a worm that exploits the DCOM RPC vulnerability using TCP port 135. The worm targets only Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines. While Windows NT and Windows 2003 Server machines are vulnerable to the aforementioned exploit (if not properly patched), the worm is not coded to replicate to those systems. This worm attempts to download the msblast.exe file to the %WinDir%\system32 directory and then execute it. W32.Blaster.Worm does not have a mass-mailing functionality. Different parts of an URL: List 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of using the internet: Describe the ways viruses can be transmitted over the Internet: What is a virus? What is wrong with, HTTP://WWW.WEBADDRESS.COM ...read more.

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