A system of linked computer networks, international in scope, that facilitates data communication services
Definitions Internet backbone This superfast network spanning the world from one major metropolitan area to another is provided by a handful of national Internet service providers (ISPs). Local ISPs connect to this backbone through routers so that data can be carried though the backbone to its destination.
Definitions Internet Network Information Center A repository of information about the Internet. It is divided into two parts: 1) directory services, run by AT&T in New Jersey, and 2) registration services, run by Network Solutions in Virginia.
Definitions Protocol An agreed upon formatting for transmitting data between two devices IP Internet Protocol. IP specifies the format of packets, also called datagrams, and the addressing scheme
Definitions TCP Transmission control protocol enables 2 hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. UDP User Datagram Protocol, a connectionless protocol that, like TCP, runs on top of IP networks.
IP Addresses 192 . 168 . 124 . 123 An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network.
Definitions DNS Domain Name Service WINS Windows Internet Naming Service DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol