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Posted: 29 Jun 2001
 

You use the Internet every day, but do you know how it works? If you want a nice introduction, check out this animated movie made by Ericsson that explains how IP packets move across the Internet. It briefly explains the functions of a router, switch, proxy and firewall by following the path of IP packets, and also how Ping of Death packets are dealt with. It's a bit slow paced, but it's a good place to start if you are tired of feeling clueless in front of your system admin.

Check out http://www.warriorsofthe.net, which has the MPEG movie for download in several resolutions.

If you'd rather read than watch the movie, here's the story version.


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