Topic: Internet

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electronic mail

client-server model for distributed systems
communication port
communication protocols
reliable communication
World-Wide Web


The Internet combines separately administrated networks into a coherent whole. It masks transient failures and enables world-wide communcation. Every entity on the Internet has an address and optional name. (cbb 8/06)

Subtopic: what is the Internet up

Quote: the Internet is a packet switched communications facility; a network of networks connected by gateways using store and forward packet forwarding
Quote: the Internet integrates separately administrated networks into a common utility [»clarDD8_1988]
Quote: the Internet connected the ARPANET with the ARPA packet radio network using packet switched gateways [»clarDD8_1988]

Subtopic: reliability up

Quote: the ordering of goals for the Internet is important: survivability, multiple types of services, ..., accountability [»clarDD8_1988]
Quote: except for total partition, the Internet masks all transient failures; must protect the state about an on-going conversation [»clarDD8_1988]
Quote: Internet designed for military survivability and not for accountability; accountability not needed in wartime

Subtopic: security up

Quote: internet security made worse by complexity, rapid change, connectivity, more users, anonymous, democratic [»zippJ6_2001]
Quote: authentication and key distribution must be extensible to large internetworks of many domains [»jansP4_1997]

Subtopic: naming up

Quote: Internet's hierarchical names allows decentralized name management and growth [»suZS8_1982]
Quote: an Internet domain is a naming authority [»suZS8_1982]
Quote: an Internet domain consists of a concatenation of simple names

Subtopic: implementation up

Quote: transporting a datagram is the building block of the Internet; 100 bytes minimum, reasonable reliability, addressing; extremely successful [»clarDD8_1988]
Quote: the Internet separates TCP from IP to allow other transports that optimize delay or bandwidth instead of reliability [»clarDD8_1988]
Quote: ISO Layer 3 is the network layer; handles routing, switching and relaying within a single network or an internetwork [»millLJ_1981]
Quote: build internets from flows, packet sequences from source to destination; helps resource management and accountability; gateways keep track of soft, flow state [»clarDD8_1988]

Subtopic: history up

Quote: the Internet connected the ARPANET with the ARPA packet radio network using packet switched gateways

Related Topics up

Group: electronic mail   (12 topics, 170 quotes)

Topic: client-server model for distributed systems (25 items)
Topic: communication port (40 items)
Topic: communication protocols (62 items)
Topic: reliable communication (29 items)
Topic: standards (12 items)
Topic: World-Wide Web
(42 items)

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