Technology / Computers / Internet: The Internet is a super-network. It connects many smaller networks together and allows all the computers to exchange information with each other. To accomplish this all the computers on the Internet have to use a common set of rules for communication. Those rules are called protocols, and the Internet uses a set of protocols called TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). Many people equate the World Wide Web with the Internet. In fact, the Internet is like the highway, and the World Wide Web is like a truck that uses that highway to get from place to place.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

Technology / Computers / Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP): A message control and error-reporting protocol between a host server and a gateway to the Internet. ICMP uses Internet Protocol (IP) datagrams, but the messages are processed by the IP software and ar MORE

Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

Technology / Computers / Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME): A standard that allows for the attachment of files such as images, sounds and animations to electronic mail messages. This preset information is preloaded in to the Web server and the Internet browser MORE

Transmission Control Protocol-Internet Protocol (TCP-IP)

Technology / Computers / Transmission Control Protocol-Internet Protocol (TCP-IP): A set of protocols to link dissimilar computers across many kinds of networks. The primary protocol used by the Internet. MORE