Computer Networks


Introduction

Information Age has forever changed how the world works, lives and communicates

Computer networks - computers interconnected to exchange information

Basic Concepts

Computer network - independent computers and peripheral components (nodes or hosts) interconnected electronically by telecommunication links (interconnects)

Communication links vary in error rate and transmission speeds

Switched dial-up phone lines - circuit is temporarily connected between caller and callee.

History of the World Wide Web by Shahrooz Feizabadi, Computer Science Department, Virginia Tech.

History of the Internet and Web by Anthony Anderberg, anthonya@altavista.net.


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