Working With Servers and Desktops Definitions

  • M

    modem doubling

    Modem doubling is an inexpensive way for a user who wants a fast Internet connection, but can only connect with an analog telephone line, to use two 56kbps modems to double their bandwidth.

  • multihomed

    Multihomed describes a computer host that has multiple IP addresses to connected networks.

  • multistation access unit (MSAU)

    A multistation access unit (MSAU) is a hub or concentrator that connects a group of computers ('nodes' in network terminology) to a token ring local area network.

  • N

    netsplit

    In using an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, a netsplit is the loss of contact between two IRC servers.

  • netstat

    Netstat is a common command line TCP/IP networking utility available in most versions of Windows, Linux, UNIX and other operating systems... (Continued)

  • NetWare

    NetWare, made by Novell, is a widely-installed network server operating system.

  • network access server (NAS)

    A network access server (NAS) is a computer server that enables an independent service provider (ISP) to provide connected customers with Internet access.

  • network computer (NC)

    A network computer (NC) is a concept from Oracle and Sun Microsystems that describes a low-cost personal computer for business networks that, like the NetPC, would be configured with only essential equipment (including CD-ROM players, diskette drives or expansion slots) and managed centrally.

  • network interface card (NIC)

    A network interface card (NIC) is a computer circuit board or card that is installed in a computer so that it can be connected to a network.

  • network node

    A network node is an endpoint or redistribution connection point for data transmissions on a communications network that can process or forward transmissions to other nodes.

  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)

    Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to synchronize computer clock times in a network.

  • O

    open relay (insecure relay or a third-party relay)

    An open relay (sometimes called an insecure relay or a third-party relay) is an SMTP e-mail server that allows third-party relay of e-mail messages.

  • P

    port 80

    On a Web server or Hypertext Transfer Protocol daemon, port 80 is the port that the server "listens to" or expects to receive from a Web client, assuming that the default was taken when the server was configured or set up.

  • PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)

    PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) is a standard used to establish a direct connection between two network nodes that enables the transport of multiprotocol data.

  • Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)

    The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) is an industry standard client/server interface that allows networked computers that are not yet loaded with an operating system to be configured and booted remotely by an administrator.

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