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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 14Connecting to the Internet: Initial Operations

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

How and why the Internet was created

ISPs and IXPs

How traffic is sent across networks using peering arrangements

The BGP

More details on IP

Operations of the TCP and the UDP

In this hour, we look at the Internet in more detail. Using the general concepts outlined in previous hours, we examine how traffic is transported across the Internet through Internet service providers (ISPs) and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). We examine ideas on how to select an ISP and how we might exploit the features of the Internet Protocol (IP), the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to provide better performance.

Origins of the ...

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