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The Development of the Internet tutorials

  • The Internet evolved from a US (DOD) Department Of Defense project in 1969 called Advanced Research Project Agency Network (ARPANET). The main objective of ARPANET was to produce a data network that would continue to operate even if parts of the network were destroyed or malfunctioning. This objective was achieved by the development of a network protocol called Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

  • TCP/IP broke information into data packets that could be transmitted around the military network using any available path. Soon afterwards, education and government agencies such as National Science Foundation Network (NSFNet) connected to the Internet, and the Internet quickly became a playground for computer scientists and research establishments.

  • The development of browsers and the World Wide Web in the early 1990s turned the Internet into a user-friendly environment, and it soon began to attract commercial interest. Since the mid 1990s, the Internet has become more accessible to the home computer user and is increasing in popularity all the time.


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