Outline of the Internet

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The following hierarchical outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Internet.

The Internet is the worldwide, publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of interconnected smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked Web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web.

Essence of the Internet[edit]

Internet communication[edit]

Internet infrastructure[edit]

Internet communication protocols[edit]

Internet Protocol Suite

Link Layer[edit]

Link Layer

Internet Layer[edit]

Internet Layer

Transport Layer[edit]

Transport Layer

Application Layer[edit]

Application Layer

History of the Internet[edit]

History of the Internet

Internet usage[edit]

Internet politics[edit]

Internet organizations[edit]

Non-profit Internet organizations[edit]

Commercial Internet organizations[edit]

Internet people[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]