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6Bone and IPv6


Active Networks


ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)

ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network)

ASP (Application Service Provider)

Autonomous System

Best-Effort Delivery

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

CIFS (Common Internet File System)

CIX (Commercial Internet eXchange) Association

Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services

Content Distribution

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Data Center Design

Data Communication Concepts

Datagram and Datagram Services

Distributed Computer Networks

DNS (Domain Name Service) and Internet Domains

Embedded Systems

End Systems and End-to-End Connectivity


FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

GII (Global Information Infrastructure)

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

Hypermedia and Hypertext

IMP (Interface Message Processor)

Internet Architecture and Backbone

Internet Connections

Internet Entertainment

Internet Organizations and Committees

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Internet Standards




Intranets and Extranets

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ISOC (Internet Society)

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MAN (Metropolitan Area Network)

MSP (Management Service Provider)



Name Services

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Network Connection Technologies

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Network Layer Protocols

NII (National Information Infrastructure)

NIS (Network Information System)

NPN (New Public Network)

NREN (National Research and Education Network)

NSF (National Science Foundation) and NSFnet

Optical Networks

OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model

OSP (Open Settlement Protocol)

Packets and Packet-Switching Networks


PoP (Point of Presence)

Proxy Servers


Registries on the Internet

Reliable Data Delivery Services

RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens)


Routing on the Internet

Routing Registries


Service Providers and Carriers

SSP (Storage Service Provider)

Standards Groups, Associations, and Organizations


TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)


Transport Protocols and Services

UDP (User Datagram Protocol)

URI (Uniform Resource Identifier)

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

URN (Uniform Resource Name)

vBNS (Very high-speed Backbone Network Service)

Web Caching

Web Technologies and Concepts

WebNFS (Network File System)

Zones and Zone Servers

Web Links
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Tom Sheldon's Internet history timeline

Computer Museum History Center

Library of Congress "Explore the Internet" page

Google Web Directory Internet page

IETF home page

Internet Society home page

Internet Society "All About the Internet" page

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

US National Information Infrastructure Virtual Library

Internet and WWW history resource list

Web ProForums communications technology tutorials

History of the Internet by Gregory R. Gromov

"Short History of the Internet" by Bruce Sterling

"The History of the Net" by Henry Edward Hardy

Microsoft's "The Complete Internet Guide and Web Tutorial" "Internet for Beginners" page History and Future of Networking

PreText Magazine special issue on the history of the Internet

Internet Overview (links to facts, figures, background, guides, and so on)

Russ Haynal's "Information Navigators" page (Internet courses, ISP info, Internet architecture, and so on), the Internet industry portal

Internet FAQs

IRT (Internet Related Technologies) Web page

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