dentifier) The addressing technology for identifying resources on the Internet (or private intranet). The URI that is most widely known is the URL, which is the address of a Web page and technically an "HTTP URI." However, the Internet serves many functions (see below). See HTTP
.There are more than 200 historical, permanent and provisional URI types, known as "schemes." Following are some of the major ones. For details, visit www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes.URI SCHEMEPrefix To gain access to
http: Web server https: secure Web server ftp: file server im: instant messaging itms: iTunes streaming news: Usenet newsgroups nntp: Usenet newsgroups mailto: send email (SMTP) imap: IMAP mailbox pop: POP mailbox sip: voice over IP (VoIP) sips: secure VoIP h323: H.323 videoconference ldap: directory request telnet: run program nfs: network file system wais: WAIS server gopher: Gopher server file: local file on host.