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#1 tiverty

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:12 PM

Can someone please explain to me in terms i would understand how the internet exists!? i mean isnt there one place that runs the internet that allows sites to be built on it? how is it formed? :inlove:

What are Socks servers? :cool:

What are proxy servers? :thumbsup:

What does Gopher mean in intenet terms? :flowers:

What is FTP? :)

and why so some sites begin with "https"? what does that do differently than "http"? :trumpet:

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:34 PM

Can someone please explain to me in terms i would understand how the internet exists!? i mean isnt there one place that runs the internet that allows sites to be built on it? how is it formed?

How Internet Infrastructure Works

What are Socks servers?

SOCKS

What are proxy servers?

Proxy server

What does Gopher mean in intenet terms?

gopher

What is FTP?

FTP

and why so some sites begin with "https"? what does that do differently than "http"?

HTTP
SSL (https)
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#3 tiverty

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:28 PM

i understand the proxy server, its kinda scary to think its possible for someone to use my computer to use the internet :thumbsup:

and i understand HTTP

what i dont understand after the reading you gave me and other further reading is SOCKS/Gopher/and SSL.

how can simply changing the http to https add more security, is it changed then to a different network of compuers (which if i understand correctly now, make up the internet) than the http sites are? if they are more secure then why not have all sites have https ?




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