computer networks

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Andy, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I am doing an assignment and need help with a question which asks to list
    the different types of networks used to link computers so that sharing of
    information is made possible.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Andy, Jul 31, 2004
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  2. Andy

    John Smith Guest

    Reliable and Unreliable
    John Smith, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    True, but I don't think I will score any marks for an answer like that. :)

    Andy, Aug 1, 2004
  4. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    A shame, it's probably the most accurate! :)

    Search on 'network' and 'protocol', then on 'network' and 'topology'.

    Ken Taylor, Aug 1, 2004
  5. Andy

    John Smith Guest

    The people marking it would believe that there
    was only Novell and Microsoft.
    top marks for saying that "Novell" invented ethernet and IPX
    and microsoft replaced it with TCP/IP and the internet ....
    John Smith, Aug 4, 2004
  6. Andy

    derek / nul Guest

    Go to the bottom of the class, M$ had nothing to do with TCP/IP.
    The internet was already running on TCP/IP before M$ had any $$.
    derek / nul, Aug 4, 2004
  7. derek said....
    Wasn't it a Unix thing? Some university in the US developed it or
    something? Or JPL or similar?
    Martin Taylor, Aug 5, 2004
  8. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    It was done by DARPA for ARPANET, you might be right in JPL but it was a big
    collaboration between Defence, Universities and the likes of NASA and
    others. I have an inkling the Navy had a big hand in it somewhere, but I'm
    prepared to be over-ruled on that one.

    Ken Taylor, Aug 5, 2004
  9. Andy

    Codswallop Guest

    Isn't Berkeley often widely claimed to have a part of it? And yeah,
    Microsoft had nothing to do with TCP/IP; they tried to get everyone to
    use NetBEUI until around Win98SE/Win2000.
    Codswallop, Aug 6, 2004
  10. Andy

    derek / nul Guest

    The current CEO of Xerox wrote TCP/IP, and he had to take 6 weeks off work to do
    the rewrite (with the old 'team') for IPV6.
    derek / nul, Aug 6, 2004
  11. Andy

    Ken Taylor Guest

    I think you're right, on both counts.

    Ken Taylor, Aug 6, 2004
  12. Andy

    _ Guest

    Ahem. Unix was hardly brand new by the time Berkeley integrated
    the BBN TCP/IP code. Let this refresh your memory...

    Otherwise, not too bad a summary.
    _, Aug 6, 2004
  13. Andy

    Ned Latham Guest

    Muck Addinall, one of the last surviving specimens of Homo Defectus, wrote
    in <>:

    Some bragging babble about computers. Nothing relevant to act-b.


    The message you followed up was posted into aus.computers only, troll.
    So why did you crosspost it into act-b, troll?

    Oh, that's right, you're a troll.

    Piss off, troll.

    Ned Latham, Aug 6, 2004
  14. Andy

    John Smith Guest

    You seem to think I would disagree with you.
    I was talking about the people at tech who set the assignment questions
    and mark the answers. They think that there are two types of networks
    Novell and Microsoft, and Microsoft invented the internet.
    John Smith, Aug 7, 2004
  15. Andy

    derek / nul Guest

    No problem, sorry about that. :)
    derek / nul, Aug 7, 2004
  16. Andy

    John Smith Guest

    Ethernet is the path to your own garden.

    What about RS232, Modems, ISDN, etc.

    ethernet is one medium, there is other hardware to use...
    There's a choice of protocols that use the various hardware..

    I dont want to lead people up the garden path .. I dont want them to think
    that Novell invented networks and Microsoft invented the internet

    The history of ethernet networks is small part of the history of networks.
    John Smith, Aug 8, 2004
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