Networking is a core part of computing in the digital world we inhabit. But, how well do you know how it works? Do you understand all the moving parts of the OSI stack inside your computer, and how the network is actually put together? How can this ever work?
This guided safari of layers, standards, protocols, and happenstance will bring us close to the copper wire, and up through the layers of CDMA/CD, ARP, routing and HTTP. We will make a few excursions through patchworks that still work forty years later, and cleverly designed mechanisms that show that simplicity is the only way to last.