The Internet

The Internet is a global network, connecting many smaller individual networks. Information travels through fiber optic cables and phone lines from one computer on the Internet to the next. For example, the computer stations in the NCC libraries are connected to other computers on campus, across the state, and around the world.

The Internet allows you to communicate with people, move files between computers, and find and share information. While you are a student at NCC, you are likely to use:

e-mail to communicate with people across the Internet
Web to view viewing articles, opinions, stories, art, sounds, and animations stored on Web servers
telnet to log into other computers such as databases and host computers
FTP (file transfer protocol) to transfer files from one computer to another across the Internet