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    A newbie question

    Can anyone tell me please the differences among -

    www. aaa.bbb
    http://aaa.bbb
    http://www.aaa.bbb

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    browsers usually put the http:// in front of your webpage... it defines the protocol for the browser to use... most webages are viewed through this

    HTTP == hypertext transfer protocol
    SMTP == simple mail transfer protocol
    FTP == file transfer protocol


    the www. isn't part of ALL addresses, just most... and sometimes it's never used, as in mail stuff...

    WWW.xxxx == World Wide Web
    mail.xxxx == mail
    webmail.xxxx == mail
    yyyy.xxxx.zzz == usually mail, but not always (look at the URL your at now)

    and the www.aaa.bbb is just a completely different website... it translates into: http://%20aaa.bbb... the % means the following number is hex (0x) and the 20 is the hex number for a space...

    to summarize, all web stuff follows this format:

    [protocol]://[subdomain].[domain].[extension]



    at least i think... somebody check this...
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    >>[protocol]://[subdomain].[domain].[extension]

    not always

    cprogramming would be the subdomain of www
    but, cboard would be the subdomain of cprogramming (as in the url you're looking at now)

    So, it's probably better to do something like this:
    [protocol]://[(sub)domain].[(sub)domain].[extension]

    there really is no set standard, you can do it several ways...though when I've seen a subdomain advertised it's been as http://whatever.angelfire.com...so you could be right, but as I said I don't think it's a standard.
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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    >>[protocol]://[subdomain].[domain].[extension]

    not always

    cprogramming would be the subdomain of www
    but, cboard would be the subdomain of cprogramming (as in the url you're looking at now)

    So, it's probably better to do something like this:
    [protocol]://[(sub)domain].[(sub)domain].[extension]
    i know that... but i didn't know how i should draw the diagram thing... i didn't even think about doing it the way you did...
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    I thought SMTP was Send Mail Transfer Protocal

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    nope, it's simple: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SMTP.html
    in case you dont want to click it:
    Short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. Most e-mail systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another; the messages can then be retrieved with an e-mail client using either POP or IMAP. In addition, SMTP is generally used to send messages from a mail client to a mail server. This is why you need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and the SMTP server when you configure your e-mail application.
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    frenchfry:
    *nix has a program called sendmail

    might be what you're thinking of

    small:
    I wasn't saying you were wrong, just clarifying. It is a difficult thing to explain I'll agree to that.
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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    not always

    cprogramming would be the subdomain of www
    but, cboard would be the subdomain of cprogramming (as in the url you're looking at now)

    So, it's probably better to do something like this:
    [protocol]://[(sub)domain].[(sub)domain].[extension]

    there really is no set standard, you can do it several ways...though when I've seen a subdomain advertised it's been as http://whatever.angelfire.com...so you could be right, but as I said I don't think it's a standard.
    Actually, cprogramming is not a subdomain of www, but the other way around. There is a standard:
    [protocol]://[subdomain].[second-level domain].[top-level domain].

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    Originally posted by pianorain
    Actually, cprogramming is not a subdomain of www, but the other way around. There is a standard:
    [protocol]://[subdomain].[second-level domain].[top-level domain].

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    i've heard that your 'subdomain' part is called the third-level domain also... at least that's what it's called by my registrar...
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