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The University campus network is connected to the
intercampus network. The intercampus network is connected to the
Internet. What part of this do you call an intranet? I would have
called the campus network a WAN and the network in a specific building
a LAN. Is the campus network an intranet? Or the network connecting
several campuses? Or the two together?
jvalade -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com
The entire campus network is considered a LAN. If it were connected to say a
campus across town it would be considered
a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). If it were connected to campuses across the
country or the world, it would then
be considered a Wide Area Network (WAN).
What distinguishes an intranet from the Internet is the presence of a firewall
that keeps non-trusted requests for
services from penetrating the network. For a complete discussion on intranets,
please visit my articles archive at:
<http://www.public.asu.edu/~mmerkow> It's about a third of the way down the
page. Once you get into the archive,
the article is entitled, "Intranets: Prepare Your Company For The 21st Century"
Hope you find it useful...
With warmest regards,
Interactive Services - Internet Team
American Express Company