How the Internet Works

ISBN-10: 0789736268
ISBN-13: 9780789736260
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Preston Gralla
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Simple, clear explanations walk you through every technology Detailed explanations walk you through the technology. The Internet has changed the world... and, with everything from blogs to podcasts, Internet phones to video, itrsquo; s still changing the world. Now, itrsquo; s easy to understand how it all works! This bookrsquo; s big, brilliant, full-color illustrations and clear explanations make it all incredibly simple! DISCOVER HOW THE INTERNET REALLY WORKS... ITrsquo; S AMAZINGLY EASY! This new edition has been completely updated for todayrsquo; s hottest Internet technologies, Web connections, hardware, communications and entertainment services, and much more! bull; See how the Internet can deliver any kind of information, anywhere: web pages, email, music, video, phone calls, and more! bull; Understand the most exciting new Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent bull; Discover how your connection to the Internet works... wireless, cable modem, DSL, even cellphones bull; Go behind the scenes with todayrsquo; s most sophisticated websites, applications, and services bull; Protect yourself from the latest Internet dangers, including phishing, web surveillance, and wireless hacking Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiotrsquo; s Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiotrsquo; s Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written frequently about security issues, computer technology, theInternet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, websites and newspapers.

Preston Gralla is the author of more than 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Galaxy S 5 The Missing Manual, Windows 8 Hacks, NOOK HD: The Missing Manual, Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual, The Big Book of Windows Hacks, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a blogger for ITWorld, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.Gralla is also the recipient of a Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at preston@gralla.com.

Introduction
Understanding The Internet's Underlying Architecture
What Is the Internet?
How Computer Networks Send Data Across the Internet
How TCP/IP Works
Understanding the Internet's Software Structure
How Internet Addresses and Domains Work
How Routers Work
Connecting To The Internet
How Computers Connect to the Internet
How a Modem Works
How Internet/Television Connections Work
How the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Works
How You Connect to the Internet from Online Services
How Wireless and Palmtop Connections Work
How Home Networks Work
Communicating On The Internet
How Email Works
How Email Spam Works
How Newsgroups Work
How Internet Chat and Instant Messaging Work
How Internet Phone Calls Work
Using The World Wide WeB
How Web Pages Work
How Web Browsers Work
How Markup Languages Work
How Hypertext Works
How URLs Work
How Image Maps and Interactive Forms Work
How Web Host Servers Work
How Web Sites Work with Databases
How .NET and Web Services Work
How Grid Computing Works
Using Common Internet Tools
How Telnet Works
How FTP Works
How Internet Searching Works
How Agents Work
How Java, ActiveX, and JavaScript Work
How CGI Scripting Works
Enjoying Entertainment And Multimedia On The Internet
How Music and Audio Work on the Internet
How Music Sharing and File Sharing Work
How Video on the Internet Works
How Multicast IP and the MBone Work
How Virtual Reality Works
How Animation on the Web Works
Shopping And Doing Business On The Internet
How Intranets Work
Shopping on the Internet
Protecting Yourself On The Internet
How Firewalls Work
How Hackers Can Cripple the Internet and Attack Your PC
How Viruses Work
How Internet Sites and Software Can Invade Your Privacy
Cryptography, Privacy, and Digital Certificates
How FBI and Workplace Surveillance Work
Parental Controls on the Internet
Glossary
Index

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