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How does the Internet work?

Each part of the Internet was designed to carry certain types of data; that is, their are different types of "transfer protocols." Though they have one theme in mind, they transfer files from your computer to another or another to your computer. The outcome is the major factor that determines what protocol your using. The four major transfer protocols are FTP, HTTP, SMTP, and NNTP.

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