• August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    wire speed

    Wire speed refers to the rate of data transfer a given telecommunication technology provides at the physical wire level.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    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 ...  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    acoustic coupler

    An acoustic coupler is a hardware device that enables a modem (a device that converts signals from analog to digital and from digital back to analog) to connect to a voice circuit.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    ACK

    In some digital communication protocols, ACK is the name of a signal that data has been received successfully (for example, with an acceptable number of errors).  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol)

    BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) is a protocol that lets a network user be automatically configured (receive an IP address) and have an operating system booted (initiated) without user involvement.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Jini

    Jini (pronounced "GEE-nee" like the Arabic word for "magician") is a network architecture concept that Sun Microsystems calls "spontaneous networking." Using Jini, users will be able to plug printers, storage devices, speakers or any kind of device...  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    jam

    In an Ethernet network, a jam is a signal from one device to all other devices that a collision has occurred. Specifically, the device was trying to send a frame while another device was also trying to put a frame on the line.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    jabber (in networks)

    In networks, a jabber is any device that is handling electrical signals improperly, usually with negative results for the rest of the network.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Jabber

    Jabber is an initiative to produce an open source, XML-based instant messaging platform.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    call failure rate (CFR)

    The call failure rate (CFR) is the percentage of calls to an ISP or any network provider that fail to get through. The CFR is commonly used as a statistical measure in assessing Internet service providers.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    weighted fair queueing (WFQ)

    Weighted fair queueing (WFQ) is a method of automatically smoothing out the flow of data in packet-switched communication networks by sorting packets to minimize the average latency and prevent exaggerated discrepancies between the transmission ...  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    PacketHound

    PacketHound is a product that aims to help an enterprise regulate traffic that might otherwise slow services down for all users of a local area network.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    10-high-day busy period (10HD busy period)

    In designing and assessing networks, the peak load is sometimes measured using the 10HD (10-high-day) busy period method.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    1000BASE-T

    1000BASE-T is Gigabit Ethernet (1 gigabit is 1000 megabits per second) on copper cables, using four pairs of Category 5 unshielded twisted pair to achieve the gigabit data rate.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    OpenNMS (Open Network Management System)

    OpenNMS (Open Network Management System) is the first enterprise-grade network management platform developed under the open source model.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Novell Directory Services (NDS)

    Novell Directory Services (NDS) is a popular software product for managing access to computer resources and keeping track of the users of a network, such as a company's intranet, from a single point of administration.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    network operations center (NOC)

    A network operations center (NOC) is a place from which administrators supervise, monitor and maintain a telecommunications network.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    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.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    NetWare

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

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    N1

    N1 is Sun Microsystems' strategy for making a network environment as easy to manage as a single machine.  Continue Reading

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