How does it all work?
The World Wide Web (WWW)
Probably the most frequently used features of the Internet are the
World Wide Web (WWW) and Email. Let's start with the Web.
The WWW is simply just a very large network. Web Servers
around the world are all linked together to make up the global
network known as the Internet.
When you dial up to RTI's Server you become a part of this vast
infrastructure often called the Information Superhighway.
Since there are so many different servers, search engines are
needed keep a catalog of all the information. You tell a
search engine what you're trying to find and it will reply with a
list of links to servers that have what you're looking for.
Email is carried over the same network. When you create an
email message and click send the message first travels to RTI's
mail server. It is then sent to the users inbox at the
destination server and waits there for the user to pick it up.
Depending on network traffic and server loads the transfer might
take a few minutes. If the user doesn't exist or you
accidentally typed the Email address in wrong your message will
bounce back and you will get an "Undelivered Mail Returned to
Sender" reply stating the "reason" that it bounced
back to you.
Now you know. For more information visit RTI's Internet