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How many nodes are on the Internet ?


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Hey guys,

 

I have a school assignment,

and it asks how many ndoes are currently on the internet ?

 

 

I've been searching google with no luck.

 

Could someone direct me to a page that states this ?

 

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

Define Node? Used in your question as it currently is phrased it becomes ambiguous. Also if you refine the term 'node' you can probably find the answer yourself.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:07 PM

my textbook says:

 

each connection point on a network is reffered to as a a node.

a network node usually contains a computer, networked peripheral, or network device.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:16 AM

So i guess, what i'm asking is how many nodes are on the biggest WAN of them all, the internet ?



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

Not to make light, but I would say incalculable as the number is constantly in a state of flux. People turn devices on and off world wide. Devices fail and are replaced, some are not. Consolidation takes place. The number of nodes is not static at any time.

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