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Internet - an Information and Communication Network Internet is the network of all networks which connects various computers to one another throughout the world The fascination of Internet is not only in its connectivity of computers but also in the fact that everyone can be the user on that network regardless of whether or not they come from a business or home environment With regard to the fact that Internet was first intended for development and research work it quickly surpassed that initial role especially when the first big commercial computer companies like Microsoft Hewlett Packard IBM and later many other companies in fields other than Computer Science began to connect to Internet Practically speaking today there is not a form of media which did not mention the word Internet at least once whether the local newspaper or television program The reason for the unbelievable speed of development and use of Internet lies in the fact that in January 1993 the multimedia application MOSAIC was developed by experts at the NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois in the USA and became widespread That application was designed for browsing the global information system known as World Wide Web or WWW Its ease of use latency of demanding Internet network protocols and very simple installation on different computers and platforms caused an actual explosion of new WWW servers By the end of the year 2000 experts predict that there will be 40 million people connected to Internet The large majority of those users will connect from home The table in figure 1 shows the growth of the number of computers connecting to the network 13 illustrating that in November 1996 approximately 10 million computers were connected to Internet and the growth since then has been exponentia l especially from 1993 onward For successful use of Internet applications like Mosaic and Netscape designed for browsing the information system
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