How The Internet Works [INFOGRAPHIC]

Almost everyone nowadays uses the Internet. Stuff like Facebook, email, chat, Twitter and YouTube wouldn’t be there without the Internet. But while the web is so useful and easy to use these days only a few understand how it functions. If you have ever wondered about it, it’s time to find out. There is a nice infographic showing exactly how the Internet works.

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Jeroonk

Uhm, just pointing out a little mistake:
The IP-address 123.456.789.012 is a impossible one.

This is because IP-addresses are not just a string of digits separated by dots. They are actually 4 bytes, represented as [value of byte 1].[value of byte 2].[byte 3].[byte 4].
Bytes can only store the values 0-255, thus IP-addresses only range from 0.0.0.0 trough 255.255.255.255.

Vdbgdukbgd

also don’t forget that that’s an ipv4 address and the internet is slowly switching to ipv6 (eg: 2001:252:0:1::2008:6)

Aibek

good point.

Vdbgdukbgd

other than some small errors and oversights this is great

David King

Are you sure you meant proctocol suite?

Anonymous

NAP isn’t “Network Access Protection” … It’s “Network Access Point” … and it isn’t a server

Aibek

apologies

Anonymous

Why does the makuseof logo look like something from mspaint?

Wily

Sorry but this is utter crap: “addresses are like names”? No, addresses are numbers. You then need the DNS to allow the use of names meaningful to humans. This “infographic” offers very little in the way the Internet actually works.

P.K.ARUN

Really nice infographic… thanks.

JK III

Can someone point me to list of countries with “no internet connection”? All I could find was countries where internet traffic is censored/regulated.

zach

I really don’t think the few mistakes on here are that big of a deal (though the impossible IP is a bit of a doozy, but the rest is fairly accurate). I’m a network engineer and I wish some of the people I worked with at least knew this much…. believe me. You gotta love getting calls saying “I can’t get to Google, is the internet down?”

…. Yes, the entire World Wide Web is down.

zach

Oh and also, the TCP joke is great. “You down with TCP, yeah you know me.”

UDP just makes it rain then leaves.

mickey

Zach, being more novice than not, i don’t get the TCP joke, can you explain it? thanks Mickey

zach

I really don’t think the few mistakes on here are that big of a deal (though the impossible IP is a bit of a doozy, but the rest is fairly accurate). I’m a network engineer and I wish some of the people I worked with at least knew this much…. believe me. You gotta love getting calls saying “I can’t get to Google, is the internet down?”

…. Yes, the entire World Wide Web is down.

zach

Oh and also, the TCP joke is great. “You down with TCP, yeah you know me.”

UDP just makes it rain then leaves.

Anthony Calzadilla

Pretty smart, If you click on the graphic you can see it was created by an organization that sells online education leads. High PR, 200K back links… pretty smart.

Jkuhenbeaker

I really like the shade of green you chose… and I cant find that hue in ms paint…WTF!

Aibek

thanks for pointing it out, it was a typo.

Jose Benito

Please, I need translate to Spanish, is posible? I see is very interesting.

speller

Ukraine is misspelled as “Ukrane”.

Aibek

thanks for heads up.