Tuesday, July 01, 2008

What is Internet?

A definite internetwork, consisting of a worldwide interconnection of governmental, public, academic, and private networks based upon the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) made by ARPA of the U.S. Department of Defense – in addition home to the World Wide Web (WWW) and referred to as the 'Internet' with a capital 'I' to differentiate it from other generic internetworks.

Participants in the Internet, or their service providers, make use of IP Addresses obtained from address registries that manage assignments. Service providers and large enterprises as well exchange information on the reachability of their address ranges all the way through the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).


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