Oversimplifying the Internet: UDP

If it was not part of your daily or weekly routines to take part in a video conference before the outbreak of COVID-19, it most likely is now. During a video conference it is crucial that the picture and sound travel across the globe as fast as they can; it is less important that everyContinue reading “Oversimplifying the Internet: UDP”

Oversimplifying the Internet: TCP

When two people discuss, they need to be able to speak the same language. With computers, the same applies – but instead of languages, they use protocols to communicate with each other. Without a common language, the risk for a misunderstanding can be quite high. I have introduced a few protocols earlier in this blog:Continue reading “Oversimplifying the Internet: TCP”

HTTPS – a (huge!) simplification

In my previous post I explained what happens when you use your browser to access a HTTP site. However, almost all traffic in the internet nowadays is performed over HTTPS. So what exactly does that mean and how does it differ from the HTTP example? Again, we will utilize our trusted carrier pigeon to transportContinue reading “HTTPS – a (huge!) simplification”

What happens when you browse to nyget.in

You type a URL into your browser and you see images, videos and text pop up on your screen. Sweet! But how much do you know about what is needed for the page to reach your screen? Let me give you a high level tour into the network events that are happening in the background.Continue reading “What happens when you browse to nyget.in”