Networking and The Internet

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In 2011 over 2 billion people where connected to the Internet (Wiki),and over the past 10 years the Internet has become just as important as TV, radio, and the telephone.

Daily internet usage continues to grow and Internet access is vital to our daily lives.

The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.

The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other.

Every object, both real and virtual, connected to, and accessible over the Internet is the basic idea of the Internet of Things or the internet of Everything.


With the growing use of Internet/network enabled devices there will a growing need for almost everyone to have a basic understanding of networking so that they can setup, configure, and use them.

To get you started I’ve created a short basic networking course that will introduce you to the basic networking technologies and how they work on a network.

The Internet is a global communications network built around the technology developed in the 1960s by ARPA (later DARPA) for the United states Government and revolves around TCP/IP protocols.

The Internet is built around the TCP/IPprotocol suite. which consists of many protocols like IP,TCP,HTTP,FTP etc,

In addition services like DNS,DHCP etc have been developed that make networking and using the Internet, and the web easier . See

About This Site

The aim of this website is to help you understand the basic networking and Internet technologies and services that are currently being used, and that are being developed for the IOT.

Messaging protocols are going to grow in use and importance and the main focus of this site will be the MQTT messaging protocol.

If you have any questions please ask

Best Regards Steve

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Latest Posts

Mosquitto MQTT Bridge-Usage and Configuration

Updated: February 11, 2017

The Mosquiito broker (server) can be configured to work as an MQTT bridge.

A bridge lets you connect two MQTT brokers together.

They are generally used for sharing messages between systems.

A common usage is connect edge MQTT brokers to a central or remote MQTT network. Continue reading

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Understanding the MQTT Protocol

Updated: January 28, 2017

mqtt-protocolIn this tutorial we will take a more detailed look at the MQTT protocol, and how MQTT messages or packets are formatted.

We will be looking at:

  • The MQTT message format.
  • Message fields and coding
  • Control Message coding example

Continue reading

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