Internet Applications

In this blog we will discuss about internet applications.

Internet is basically a network of networks. Web pages are viewed in the Web browser (Internet Explorer) through internet. The web pages are formatted in a language called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). The information is displayed on the web pages in the form of text, graphics, audio and video files.

World Wide Web (WWW)

World Wide Web consists of Webpages. Content of Webpages are links, text, and graphics through which a user can access information from a connected computer located at any part of the World Wide Web Consortium was set up for further development of the web.

E-Mail (Electronic Mail)

E-Mail is a source of information through which messages are sent and received via computer networks. E-mail can be send to any user with a valid e-mail id. An e-mail id is made up of local name and a domain name. For example ,[email protected]. An attachment can be sent through e-mail.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

File transfer protocol is used to transfer files or information from the host computer to the server and vice versa. User can then connect to the server and retrieve the data. FTP involves two connections between the hosts; Data transfer and control information (commands and response). Separation of commands and data transfer makes FTP more efficient.

TELNET (Terminal Network)

TELNET is the standard TCP/IP protocol for virtual terminal by ISO. TELNET enables the establishment of a connection to a remote system in such a way that the remote system appears to be a local terminal. TELNET is a general purpose client-server application program.


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