• April 06, 2005 06 Apr'05

    Managing spam

    The introduction to our nine-part series on managing spam.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    transit

    Transit is the connection to and use of a telecommunication path provided by a vendor.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    soliton

    A soliton is a special form of light pulse that can be transmitted over a fiber optic channel.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Phone numbers

    Resources for looking up phone numbers.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    SCART connector

    A SCART connector is a physical and electrical interconnection between two pieces of audio-visual equipment, such as a television set and a video cassette recorder (VCR).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    dark fiber

    Dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure (cabling and repeaters) that is currently in place but is not being used.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    LEC (local exchange carrier)

    LEC (local exchange carrier) is the term for a public telephone company in the U.S. that provides local service.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    bit robbing

    Bit robbing is a technique used in signaling on the T-carrier system, the widely-used system for transmitting both voice and data in digital form in the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and in private networks.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    S interface

    In Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) service, an S interface is the electrical interface between a network terminating unit 1 (NT and up to eight addressable devices such as a computer or a telephone.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    dial-up

    Dial-up pertains to a telephone connection in a system of many lines shared by many users.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    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 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    signal

    In electronics, a signal is an electric current or electromagnetic field used to convey data from one place to another.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    twinaxial cable

    Twinaxial cable is coaxial cable that contains two inner conducting wires rather than one.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    splitter

    In telephony, a splitter, sometimes called a "plain old telephone service splitter," is a device that divides a telephone signal into two or more signals, each carrying a selected frequency range, and can also reassemble signals from multiple signal...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    BOC (Bell operating company)

    BOC (Bell operating company) is a term for any of the 22 original companies (or their successors) that were created when AT&T was broken up in 1983 and given the right to provide local telephone service in a given geographic area.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Joint Academic Network (JANET)

    In the United Kingdom, JANET (Joint Academic Network) is the main backbone network for the UK university system of academic and research computers.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    CPNI (Customer Proprietary Network Information)

    In the United States, CPNI (Customer Proprietary Network Information) is information that telecommunications services such as local, long distance, and wireless telephone companies acquire about their subscribers.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Fcc

    In Eudora and perhaps other e-mail facilities, you'll see the abbreviations "Fcc" and "Bcc".  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Constellation

    Constellation was the early name for the Communicator browser and related programs from Netscape Communications.  Continue Reading

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