Working With Servers and Desktops Definitions

  • D

    Direct Access File System (DAFS)

    Direct Access File System (DAFS) is a network file system, similar to Network File System (NFS) and Common Internet File System (CIFS), that allows applications to transfer data while bypassing operating system control, buffering, and network protocol operations that can bottleneck throughput.

  • dynamic and static

    In general, dynamic means energetic, capable of action and/or change, or forceful, while static means stationary or fixed.

  • F

    file server

    In the client/server model, a file server is a computer responsible for the central storage and management of data files so that other computers on the same network can access the files.

  • file transfer

    File transfer is the movement of one or more files from one location to another.

  • FireWire

    FireWire is Apple Computer's version of a standard, IEEE 1394, High Performance Serial Bus, for connecting devices to your personal computer.

  • four-way server

    A four-way server is a server that incorporates a multi-core processor for increased performance... (Continued)

  • H

    home server

    A home server is a computer that functions as a server in a client-server home network.

  • HomeRF (home radio frequency)

    HomeRF (for home radio frequency) is a home networking standard developed by Proxim Inc.

  • K

    K56flex

    Rockwell Corporation's K56flex modem chipset gave users the capability to receive data on ordinary phone lines at 56 Kbps (thousand bits per second).

  • Kazaa Media Desktop (KMD)

    Kazaa (its full name is Kazaa Media Desktop or KMD) is a decentralized Internet peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program owned by Sharman Networks.

  • KVM switch (keyboard, video, mouse switch)

    A KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video display monitor and mouse.

  • L

    LAN server

    A local area network (LAN) server is a program (and by implication usually the computer it runs in) that "serves" the resources (files, storage, application programs, printers, and other devices) for a number of attached workstations.

  • LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)

    LDCM (LANDesk Client Manager) is a software product from Intel that lets a system administrator for a local area network () see the configurations and monitor the status of personal computer on the LAN. LDCM is an implementation of the Desktop Management Interface (DMI) standard established by the Desktop Management Task Force, an industry group.

  • Link Control Protocol (LCP)

    In the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), the Link ControlProtocol (LCP) establishes, configures, and tests data-link Internet connections.

  • M

    mail user agent (MUA)

    A mail user agent (MUA) is a program that allows you to receive and send e-mail messages; it's usually just called an e-mail program.

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