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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, 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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