How Does the Internet Work?

Ever wonder where ‘the internet’ actually lives? Where are the tens of billions of websites actually housed, and how does it all work? Trace takes a look at how the internet actually works.

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“One of the greatest things about the Internet is that nobody really owns it. It is a global collection of networks, both big and small.”

How does the Internet work?
“Even though the Internet is still a young technology, it’s hard to imagine life without it now. Every year, engineers create more devices to integrate with the Internet. This network of networks crisscrosses the globe and even extends into space. But what makes it work?”

Yahoo deletes GeoCities today
“Today marks the end of an era, with Yahoo finally shutting the doors of its popular GeoCities web hosting service for good and ending its fifteen year run.”

What Is the IP Address of Google?
“Web site administrators like to know the IP addresses used by Google when it is spidering. You can also sometimes use Google’s IP address to reach the site if the domain cannot be contacted by its name.”

Facebook Says Its New Data Center Will Run Entirely on Wind
“Facebook passed another milestone in the green data center arms race today with the announcement that its Altoona, Iowa data center will be 100 percent powered by wind power when it goes online in 2015.”

A rare look inside Facebook’s Oregon data center
“Follow along our tour as we take you on a rare journey through Facebook’s first data center in Prineville Oregon, which houses its Open Compute servers. We’ll bring you along the air flow route, and down into the secret server room.”

Infographic: The 2013 map of the internet
“Telecoms market research firm Telegeography maps the submarine broadband cables of the world, showing how the world is connected on an interactive web-based map. This version, above, shows the network as it’s projected to be in 2013.”

A Brief History of NSF and the Internet
“The Internet that many of us take for granted today arose from a series of government-funded computer networking efforts, not the least of which was NSFNET.”

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