Q 2. Explain the basics of how the Internet works.
POINT OF PRESENCE ISP s provide each customer with a point of presence (POP)—a local access point to the Internet—a collection of modems and other equipment in a local area. The POP acts as a local gateway to the ISP’s network. INTERNET EXCHANGE POINT (IXP) The ISP in turn connects to an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), a routing computer at a point on the Internet where several connections come together. IXPs are run by private companies that control physical infrastructures that allow different ISPs to exchange Internet traffic. INTERNET BACKBONE Each IXP has at least one computer whose task is simply to direct Internet traffic from one IXP to the next. IXPs are connected by the equivalent of interstate highways known collectively as the Internet backbone, high-speed, high-capacity transmission lines, usually fiber-optic lines, that use the newest communications technology to transmit data across the Internet. Backbone connections are supplied by Internet backbone providers
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- Summer '17
- ALBERT DOMINIC
- E-mail, Control Protocol/Internet Protocol