make a mistake! Think of it – when you download anything it comes in a series of packets – these need to be sentseperately and tracked intelligently – which these routers do as well, Plus so much more. But I digress. They arelike jewellery inside – but the REAL thing you pay for is their SOFTWARE. It is simply brilliant!If one router can’t find an address on its own routing tables, it goes into action – broadcasting to various otherrouters it is connected to – firstly to refer to their own routing tables – and if they do not have the adress, thento relay the same request on the originating router’s behalf. Eventually one router, somewhere, has thatinformation, and replies in the affirmative. At this point, it responds to the requesting router, which updtaes itsown routing table – forward and back – and then passes this back down, and so on. Eventually your computer isconnected to your web page. This all happens in maybe one or two seconds, as you see it, during which time yourevery packet of data has flowed through all these devices. Oh – and the routers are so clever that in their sparenanoseconds they continuously learn BETTER routes from nearby routers, and keep updating eachother endlessly.
So – you can see that Gates cannot stop your computer accessing the Internet. Nor finding destinations.
Now let’s find out why
Gates has NO CHANCE of blocking access to 90% of websites around the World
– (the10% at risk being those foolish enough to run their websites on Microsoft – and even then Gates won’t riskshutting them down or interfering, because they all use eCommerce, and must communicate with other companies,so the disruption to business would NOT be tolerated – Gates hates lawsuits – but he hates losing business evenmore. Don’t forget that US law only applies THERE – and if the US won’t allow the hosting of a website forwhatever reason, that business will quickly move its website to Switzerland or any other country).The reason is that
ISPs worth their salt run Linux customised Operating Systems - ie nothing to DO withGates. Period.
Most websites have at least one dedicated webmaster, who is usually a smart cookie and will wantto keep careful tabs on the efficiency and security of their site, so will be adept at Linux. The reason – one isefficiency of performance. You see, Linux is custom-built – meaning that it only needs to have drivers (softwarewhich runs hardware like motherboards, video cards etc) for the components it has – unlike Windows, whichincludes drivers for every device ever built under the sun (again because Gates got cash to do so)! Thus Linux isarguable hundreds (or thousands) of times more reliable, efficient and effective. Some Linux boxes have not beenrebooted for ten years, and still run perfectly! Try going a day without rebooting Microsoft!The next reason is security. In Year 7 computing, kids are hacking Windows for a gag. This leads to the “ooh-so-scary” game of hackers hacking Microsoft, Microsoft crying to the Feds who cry to the bought Judges to imposepenalties for daring to play hacking games with these moronoliths – instead of the moronoliths having the skill orquality of product to disallow this in the first place… Then Microsoft must put their teams of “experts” – whoincidentally do not work with eachother and have NO unity (eg every button in any application has a separate teamresponsible, who do not talk to the configurer of the next button at their own level) – to “roll out a security patchto fix this revealed flaw” – at a maintenance cost of course! Also, when one patch rolls out to fix something italmost ALWAYS breaks something else which was working fine beforehand, resulting in more support hours billedto Microsoft.To stay well away from this total bullshit life, webadmins simply use FREE self-configured Linux. Now you knowwhy Gates HATES Linux. (Esepcially because it is FREE! Plus he has NO CONTROL)! Oh – and when Gates has notcontrol, it is of course the same as saying that the Feds have no control. Too bad for them hay?
So to reiterate, most websites are not run on Microsoft software.
Now, let’s see how you can access any website (assuming its not running on Microsoft) even IF some critical DNSservers went down. (Let me quantify something: There are SEVEN MASTER DNS SERVERS around the World.They are meant to update eachother and so on – but as I have shown, you could turn them ALL OFF and theROUTERS ALONE WILL KEEP THE INTERNET RUNNING FOREVER)!But, just as conversation, and to explain how your browser “finds” websites, you must understand that yourbrowser uses meaningful *names* for websites for your ocnvenience, as a human. However they computer itselfdoesn’t care – it in fact NEEDS a number – an IP address and subnet mask – to find that website. This, thereneeds to be something running which converts the NAME you type in a browser into the NUMBER (IP Address) thecomputer needs. I mentioned already that this software is called DNS in Microsoft, but that your Linux admin will