Welcome! The Internet Encyclopedia is my attempt to take the Internet tradition of open, free protocol specifications, merge it with a 1990s Web presentation, and produce a readable and useful reference to the technical operation of the Internet. Some of my favorite parts are the essays on Ping and Traceroute and the CIDR and DNS sections of the Course.
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I'd like to thank all those who have expressed interest and support for this project.
Brent Baccala, Editor
Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia