he simplest definition of the
is that it is a collection of local
area networks connected together by high-speed public WAN connections.
Servers on these LANs provide information to the rest of the Internet in the
form of documents, images, and multimedia content. The information delivered
by these servers is generally called
. For a small fee, anyone
with a computer and a modem can access the Internet and get access to
this content. Figure 2.1 shows a graphical representation of the Internet....