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How the Internet Works By Preston Gralla

How the Internet Works by Preston Gralla

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Shows you how the Internet can deliver various kinds of information in areas such as: web pages, email, music, video, and more. This work helps you understand the Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent. It also lets you to protect yourself from Internet dangers, including phishing, and wireless hacking.

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How the Internet Works by Preston Gralla

How the Internet Works, Eighth Edition is divided into nine parts, starting with a brief introduction to the Internet and its architecture followed by eight additional parts talking about everything from connecting and communicating on the Internet, security and privacy, entertainment and multimedia, Intranets, eCommerce and more. This book is up to date on all the latest and most talked about Internet technologies, such as: Wireless Internet technologies, including WiFi and Wireless Hot Spots Blogs and podcasts Grid computing Spyware and phishing Internet Surveillance

About Preston Gralla

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 20 books, including How Wireless Works, How To Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Yourself Online. He is an executive editor and columnist for CNet and ZDNet; is a technology columnist for the Dallas Morning News; and has written about technology for many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, PC Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing, Computerworld, and FamilyPC among many others. Gralla has won several writing and editing awards, including one from the Computer Press Association for the best feature article in a computer magazine. As a well-known expert on computers and the Internet, he has appeared frequently on numerous TV and radio shows and networks, including the CBS Early Show, CNN, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, MSNBC, CNBC, TechTV, and CNet Radio. He was the founding managing editor of the well-known newspaper PC Week and a founding editor of PC/Computing. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence from the National Magazine Awards. Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Lydia, children Gabriel and Mia, and a rabbit named Polichinelle. He also writes the free Gralla's Internet Insider email newsletter. To subscribe to it for free, send an email to with the words SUBSCRIBE NETINSIDER on the subject line.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Understanding the Internet's Underlying Architecture Chapter 1 What Is the Internet? Chapter 2 How Computer Networks Send Data Across the Internet Chapter 3 How TCP/IP Works Chapter 4 Understanding the Internet's Software Structure Chapter 5 How Internet Addresses and Domains Work Chapter 6 How Routers Work Part 2: Connecting to the Internet Chapter 7 How Computers Connect to the Internet Chapter 8 How Internet/Television Connections Work Chapter 9 How Wireless Connections and WiFI Work Chapter 10 How Home Networks Work Part 3: Communicating on the Internet Chapter 11 How Email Works Chapter 12 How Email Spam Works Chapter 13 How Newsgroups Work Chapter 14 How Internet Chat and Instant Messaging Work Chapter 15 How Skype and VoIP Work Chapter 16 How Blogging and RSS Work Part 4: How the World Wide Web Works Chapter 17 How Web Pages Work Chapter 18 How Web Browsers Work Chapter 19 How Markup Languages Work Chapter 20 How Hypertext Works Chapter 21 How URLs Work Chapter 22 How Image Maps and Interactive Forms Work Chapter 23 How Web Host Servers Work Chapter 24 How Websites Work with Databases Chapter 25 How .NET and Web Services Work Chapter 26 How Grid Computing Works Part 5: Using the World Wide Web Chapter 27 How Internet Searching Works Chapter 28 How Google Works Chapter 29 How Map Sites Work Chapter 30 How Wikis and Wikipedia Work Part 6: Using Common Internet Tools Chapter 31 How Telnet Works Chapter 32 How FTP Works Chapter 33 How Agents Work Chapter 34 How Java, ActiveX, and JavaScript Work Chapter 35 How CGI Scripting Works Part 7: Enjoying Entertainment and Multimedia on the Internet Chapter 36 How Music and Audio Work on the Internet Chapter 37 How iPods, iTunes, and Podcasting Work Chapter 38 How Music Sharing and File Sharing Work Chapter 39 How Multicast IP and the MBone Work Chapter 40 How Virtual Reality Is Created by VRML Chapter 41 How Animation on the Web Works Part 8: Shopping and Doing Business on the Internet Chapter 42 How Intranets Work Chapter 43 Shopping on the Internet Part 9: Protecting Yourself on the Internet Chapter 44 How Firewalls Wor Chapter 45 How Hackers Can Cripple the Internet and Attack Your PC Chapter 46 The Dangers of Wireless Networking Chapter 47 How Viruses Work Chapter 48 How Internet Sites Can Invade Your Privacy Chapter 49 The Dangers of Spyware and Phishing Chapter 50 Cryptography, Privacy, and Digital Certificates Chapter 51 How Government and Workplace Surveillance Work Chapter 52 Parental Controls on the Internet Glossary 0789736268, TOC, 10/10/06

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