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The History of the Internet

 The History of the Internet 

 The History of the Internet has evolved since its creation and today the Internet is the nerve centre of human activity. The Internet has been used globally for its connectivity and is a vast pool of information. Understanding how the Internet came to be and how it is being used can help us understand its future.

The History of the Internet began with the ARPANET, an acronym for Arpanet Information Processing Systems. ARPANET was developed by the United States Department of Communications Research and Development in MIT. ARPANET was not an instant success, being pronounced dead in 1986. However, the technology was kept alive by a group of computer scientists known as the Internet Research Group (IRG), which includes Ray J. Thomas, John Norton, and Robert J. Colli.

In the years that followed, many researchers were involved in developing various protocols for Internet use. One such protocols was TCP/IP, orTCP/IP, which stands for Transaction Language Network. This system is also referred to as Internet Protocol (IP), because it was essentially an upgrade to the previous data network (TDN), utilised for dial-up connections. Later on, other researchers took up the project of making IP networks that utilised numbers rather than names as the primary key of identity. Numbers are randomly assigned to each Internet user, so each machine on the Internet would have its own IP address.

After some time, IP addresses were put to use for connecting different computers together, and IP was used everywhere. Different kinds of Internet communication began to emerge and IP networking proved to be extremely useful, especially for individuals with slow Internet connections. In order to facilitate this, number web-sites were developed to make it easy for Internet users to find each other. For example, Yahoo! and Google were among the first to use IP addresses for web-site identification. Web sites like Facebook, Friendster, Twitter and YouTube also made use of IP to allow Internet users to connect to each other.

The history of Internet security does not begin or end with the Internet itself. Not long after the Internet became public, another technology known as Networking began to appear in the form of computer networking software. This software, which is sometimes referred to as Netscape or geardn, allowed computers to exchange information with each other even when the computers themselves were located in completely different locations.

Networks using Netscape or geardn soon developed to permit the exchange of large files, such as e-mails. Later still, with the advent of 'package' technology, IP networks began to be attached to normal computer networks. This allowed Internet users to exchange information through computer networks even when they were not in the local area network (LAN). The most popular type of package technology used today is the Internet itself. As soon as an Internet user connects to the Internet from his home computer, the Internet automatically routes packets of data to all other computers on the LAN.

As information passes between host computers, a host server is responsible for keeping track of that information. It is in the host server that the Internet's records are kept. Internet host servers are usually located in data centers, which store all the Internet's data in a coordinated fashion. There are also number hosts, or servers, that host only specific kinds of information, such as email servers or web servers.

To get a more detailed account of how the Internet came to be, you might want to read "History of the Internet: A Brief History of Computing" by Kip Gregory, which is an excellent beginners' guide to Internet history and protocols. You might also want to browse "History of the Internet" by Steve Gorehl, which gives a very quick overview of the history and evolution of the Internet. If you're looking for a book in print that covers the topic in greater detail, you might want to check out "HTML History" by Donald Halliday, which is still a great overall summary of how the Internet has developed and changed over the years.

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