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  • commodity computer

    A commodity computer is a standard-issue PC that is widely available for purchase. The term differentiates typical consumer products from specialized or high-performance computers. 

  • 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. 

  • two-way server

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

  • netstat

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

  • 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. 

  • virtual systems management (VSM)

    Virtual systems management (VSM), also known as virtual system management, is the process of remotely managing the allocation and use of resources in conventional networks as well as in virtual area networks (VANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), v... 

  • VxWorks

    VxWorks is a real-time operating system (RTOS) that can be used in embedded systems... (Continued) 

  • split

    Among Internet Relay Chat (IRC) users, a split is a condition where two or more IRC servers are temporarily unable to communicate. 

  • PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)

    PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) is a protocol for communication between two computers using a serial interface, typically a personal computer connected by phone line to a server. 

  • Xmodem

    Xmodem is an error-correcting protocol for modem that was created in 1978 by Ward Christensen and became a de facto standard. 

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About Working With Servers and Desktops

Network administrators working with servers and desktops will find resources here for maintaining and troubleshooting Windows and Linux server and desktop issues.