2.3.1 The Internet – Homework

Posted: Wednesday, 2 April 2008 in 2.3.1 The Internet

Define the following terms. Use your book as your main reference


    • HTTP

    • FTP

    • TCP/IP

    • cookies

  • Marios

    • listserv

    • web cam

    • Internet languages

  • Christina

    • netiquette

    • Intranet

    • URL

  • Athina

    • hyperlink

    • bandwidth

    • WWW

  • Elena

    • browser

    • search engine

    • e-mail


  1. Petsetas says:

    Ola afta apoteloun kiniseis epidiksias xoris kamia oudiodi aksia. Diameso aftis tis graptis mou anaforas tha miliso gia to unreliability tou miliste.com kai tha epektatho stous tropous me tous opious oi visitors plastografounte apo ton idriti aftis tis istoselidas. Opos gnwrizete gia na kaneis traffic indicator stin istoselida, mporis na kathorioseis esi ton arithmo pou thelis esi na ksekinisoun ta noumera. Apo tis statistikes tis opies kaname, diapistosame pos o pkafkarkou arxise ta noumera apo 10000 kai kathe extra visitor prosthete sto trafficator epiprosthetous 5000.

  2. Panagiotis says:

    This is an ITGS-related post. Please keep it clean and post only related comments.

    Thank you

  3. Athina Frangou says:

    Hyperlink:A reference (link) from some point in one document to another document or another place in the same document. A browser usually displays a hyperlink in some distinguishing way, e.g. in a different colour, font or style. When the user activates the link (e.g. by clicking on it with the {mouse}) the {browser} will display the target of the link.
    The difference between the highest and lowest frequencies of a transmission channel (the width of its allocated band of frequencies). The term is often used erroneously to mean {data rate} or capacity – the amount of {data} that is, or can be, sent through a given communications circuit per second.
    WWW: “World Wide Web”. A computer network consisting of a collection of all the resources (applications, documents, images, movies, music, etc.) accessable on the Internet mainly via (HTTP) but also via older protocols and applications such as (FTP), (Telnet) and (Gopher) which are support by most web browsers.

  4. Christina Hadjikyriacou says:

    Netiquette is the convention on electronic forums to facilitate efficient interaction.

    An intranet is a private computer network that uses internet protocols and network connectivity to securely share part of an organization’s information or operations with its employees.

    URL is the abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator and it is a technical, web-related term.

  5. elena georgiou says:

    A web browser is a software application which enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. A Web page can contain hyperlinks to other Web pages at the same or different website. Web browsers allow a user to quickly and easily access information provided on many Web pages at many websites by traversing these links. Web browsers format HTML information for display, so the appearance of a Web page may differ between browsers.
    search engine:
    A Web search engine is a search engine designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. Information may consist of web pages, images and other types of files. Examples are google, alta vista , yahoo etc.
    E-mail, short for electronic mail or simply mail, is a store and forward method of composing, sending, receiving and storing messages over electronic communication systems. E-mail is often used to deliver bulk unsolicited messages, or “spam”, but filter programs exist which can automatically delete some or most of these, depending on the situation.

  6. Antonis Agathangelou says:

    Definitions of HTTP, FTP, TCP/IP and cookies.

    HTTP-(Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the protocol used to transfer Web pages. Also is used to connect Web Browsers on the internet or on a local network (intranet) it is also used to download files from the server either to the browser or to any other requesting application that uses HTTP.

    FTP-(File transfer protocol) it enables users to download files from remote servers to their computers and to upload files that they want to share from their computers to these archives.

    TCP/IP-(Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol) data transmission protocol: a protocol used for transmitting data between computers and as the basis for standard protocols on the internet

    Cookies- small files deposited on the visitor’s disk. Cookies can make online shopping and other activities more efficient and rewarding, but they also pose a threat to personal privacy.

  7. Marios Taki says:

    : Programming languages are used to do tasks that HTML cannot do. Online shopping, financial transaction processing, library catalogs, daily newspapers, search engines and other applications where a massive amount of data changes rapidly are task that are beyond html’s capabilities.

    Examples of different Internet Languages:
    • HTML: The most basic and widely used language for creating simple web pages. It is flexible but its main purpose is page layout and not programming.
    • Perl: Popular for programming web servers
    • Java: An object oriented language popular for web programming
    Other examples include ActiveX which can be used a replacement for Java created by Microsoft, ASP and asp.net alternatives to Perl, XML and XHTML.

    : Any type of camera that can be connected to a computer and allow remote access. A web cam can serve images or even live video streams across a live connection and transmit them over the internet.

    : An automatic mailing list server. Software enables people who belong to a list to send messages to the group without typing a series of addresses into the message header.

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