Internet is a global network, connecting many smaller individual
networks. For example, the computer in your dorm room is connected
to another computer on campus. The campus is
then connected to a larger network in the state. The Missouri network
is connected to regional, national and international networks.
is also a set of "protocols" that allow you to communicate
with people, move files between computers, and find and share information.
The protocols you are likely to use are:
- for communicating with people across the Internet
- (hypertext transfer protocol) for making Web pages accessible
- for logging into other computers such as databases and host
- (file transfer protocol) for transferring files from one computer
to another across the Internet