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Ever wondered what happens when you type in a URL in an address bar in a browser?

wassimchegham profile image Wassim Chegham Updated on ・1 min read

Here is a brief overview of what happens when you type in a URL in a address bar in a browser...

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yusufcodes

Amazing diagram!

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John Peters

Exactly correct view, Thanks.

In the early days of TCP and small slow bandwidth, we saw congestion 60% or more with many hop counts >30.

The Tcp layer would time out based solely on retries.

Customers would complain about speed which turned out to be 10 routers on first leg.

We also saw unreliable DNS services back then. That problem took many businesses down for long periods of time.

Since then network infrastructure has improved so much it's astounding.

I remember doing some work in NYC. Their hop counts were 35 on average.

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kethmars

Dayumn! Nice illustration! Keep them coming!

It reminded me of a great book on networking:
Computer networking a top-down approach

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Jose Angel Munoz

Amazing Job. Congrats!

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shroomlife 🍄

super cool! thank you! ❤️

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Achilles

Thanks for informative diagram.

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bartvk

Did you create this diagram? In the top left, it says @manekimekko or something, but it's hard to read, and I'm trying to find the original author.

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Wassim Chegham Author

I'm an the original author. @manekinekko is my Twitter handle. How can I help?

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bartvk

OK great work. I just saw that it's being shared everywhere, but people don't mention the original author. I'd like to share it too, and now I can link back to your page. Thanks!

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Wassim Chegham Author

Really appreciate it 🙏