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THE INTERNET WORLD: ITS PROTOCOLS AND MAINSTREAM SERVICES

R.E. Leon (Department of Information Science, University of Strathclyde, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK E‐mail: ruben@dis.strath.ac.uk)

Online and CD-Rom Review

ISSN: 1353-2642

Article publication date: 1 April 1994

Abstract

In this article we review the Internet's protocols and mainstream services. Section I provides an overview of the Internet's history and its bodies. Section 2 looks at the Internet's overall architecture and goals. The IP protocol which deals with data encapsulation and host addressing is reviewed in Section 3, whilst transport control protocols are discussed in Section 4. Section 5 looks at the mainstream services based on TCP/IP protocols, i.e. telnet, ftp, electronic mail, newsgroups and finger.

Citation

Leon, R.E. (1994), "THE INTERNET WORLD: ITS PROTOCOLS AND MAINSTREAM SERVICES", Online and CD-Rom Review, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 229-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024496

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