Re: Web vs. web?

Subject: Re: Web vs. web?
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 07:08:45 -0700

I agree with Jeanne DeVoto 100 percent with everything she has
said in this thread. Great explanation of the differences between an
internet, intranet, and the Internet. (Can I use "between" with three

Can someone give me an example of a web that is not the WWW?
(And why isn't Worldwide one word?) Wouldn't a web that is not the WWW
simply be part of an intranet? In fact, isn't the majority of what is
commonly referred to as an intranet web-based?

Bev Parks <-- 7 sentences and all but 2 are questions!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeanne A. E. DeVoto [SMTP:jaed -at- BEST -dot- COM]
> An internet is a network of networks. It may use any protocol and be
> of any
> size and extent, although typically internets are WANs (if you have a
> LAN,
> it's usually simpler to make it a single net). The Internet that we
> all
> know and love is one specific internet. Sort of like the difference
> between
> "a parliament" and "THE Parliament, the one in England".
> "Intranet" is not really a term with a precise technical definition;
> I've
> usually seen it used to mean an in-house TCP/IP network that provides
> typical Internet services (mail service, web service) and is connected
> to
> the Internet via a firewall or other security barrier. As far as I can
> tell, most intranets aren't internets; they're single networks.

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