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What is the difference between web and Internet

 
Guennadiy VANIN
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I have read about in JR's book review
 
Peter den Haan
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I think this is more something for, erm, Sockets and Internet Protocols. I'll move your question and leave it up to the moderator there to answer.
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The Internet is a network, or rather a network of networks.
The Web is a collection of heavily interlinked documents, mostly but not exclusively written in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), hosted on servers all over the world, mostly hosted on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) servers.
The Web lives on the Internet, and in colloquial speech is often used interchangeably with the Internet. Although the Web can be loosely said to be part of the Internet, the Internet is far larget than just the Web. For instance, the Internet hosts e-mail, news servers, FTP servers, peer-to-peer networks, VPNs, telephony and so forth which are by no means part of the Web.
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Guennadiy VANIN
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Peter den Haan,
thank you. I have very dark suspicion that I would have found this answer in 2-48 years, only, on my own.
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Like Peter said, these days, "Web" and "Internet" are generally considered as synonyms. Until Tim Berners-Lee developed the HTTP/WWW system, however, the Internet was the transport and various protocols ran over it. Many, such as Archie and Gopher are essentially obsolete. A few, such as Finger are out of favor because of security considerations, and some, such as FTP, DNS etc. are still in common use.
In fact, without DNS the "web" would effectively be inoperable!
 
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Thanks, Tim,
I feel more enlightened, educated and clear-seeing through the web.
 
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