Answers to Your Internet Questions

Our October 18 PMUG meeting will feature Bob Simpson. It promises to be an interesting and informative meeting, answering your Internet protocol questions. If a person clicks an URL for, say, Google News, on their computer, what actually happens? There's all kinds of acronyms and terms such as DNS, open DNS, dynamic IP address, static IP address, DHCP, MAC address, router, subnet mask, default gateway, et al. What does all this mean?

How does the signal get from a computer to the Internet, to the web, get an address, and return to the computer? And I want to know more about cookies. (Not the ones Ginger Carlson brings; those are good and good for you, I'm sure.) Plan now to attend the October meeting at the Prescott Public Library.