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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 24. Internet Programming Basics

Introduction

Internet programming is defined many ways. This section will discuss the Internet, what it is, its history, and some methods of programming used.

Internet Basics

What is the Internet? Most people have accessed Web pages, but the Internet is more. The Internet is the world’s largest computer network, providing access to people and information around the globe. It isn’t a single network; it is a vast network of networks. We can send and receive mail, listen to music, watch videos. We can create our own Web pages and access others’ Web pages. The Internet can even work for us by performing services.

The Internet is evolving. The number of people around the world gaining access to the Internet is growing. ...

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