Tom Kelliher, CS14A
Feb. 10, 1997
- I will be out of town Wednesday.
- Novell accounts?
- A brief history of the Internet.
- Deciphering URLs.
- Telnet exercise.
- The Internet.
- Telnet: remote login.
- E-mail, discussion lists: private communications.
- Ftp: file transfer.
- Chats, IRC, role-playing games: electronic ``lounges.''
- USENET, bulletin boards: public communications.
- Gopher: text-based ``web.''
- World Wide Web: multi-media. The whole nine yards.
- The future?
Consider the URL
It has three components:
- http --- service name. Other possibilities: gopher,
telnet, news, etc.
- keystone.westminster.edu --- server name. The name of the
Internet computer to which this request is directed.
~kelliher/ --- location of information on server. ``Drill
down'' through folders.
A few additional examples:
Note the port component on the second example.
Thomas P. Kelliher
Sat Feb 8 10:57:03 EST 1997