H - Definitions

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    Home Location Register (HLR)

    The Home Location Register (HLR) is the main database of permanent subscriber information for a mobile network.

  • home network

    Using Mobile IP (Mobile Internet Protocol), the home network is where a mobile device has its permanent IP address.

  • Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HPNA)

    The HPNA (Home Phoneline Networking Alliance) is an industry group that promotes standards for using existing phone lines and jacks to interconnect computers within a home.

  • 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.

  • hoot-n-holler

    In telecommunications, a hoot-n-holler is a dedicated "always on" connection used for two-way business-to-business voice communication.

  • host (in computing)

    A host (also known as "network host") is a computer or other device that communicates with other hosts on a network.

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

    Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is a routing protocol that allows host computers on the Internet to use multiple routers that act as a single virtual router, maintaining connectivity even if the first hop router fails, because other routers are on "hot standby" - ready to go.

  • How do I...choose a VPN for my small business?

    A virtual private network (VPN)is a way to use a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet,to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network.

  • htaccess

    .htaccess is the default name for a file that is used to indicate who can or cannot access the contents of a specific file directory from the Internet or an intranet.

  • HTTP/2 protocol

    HTTP/2 protocol is the second version of HTTP, a network protocol used to define the format and transmission of data.

  • hybrid fiber coaxial network (HFC network)

    A hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network is a telecommunication technology in which optical fiber cable and coaxial cable are used in different portions of a network to carry broadband content (such as video, data, and voice).

  • hybrid SDN

    A hybrid SDN (software-defined network) is a network where both traditional networking and SDN protocols operate in the same environment.

  • hybrid WAN

    A hybrid WAN is a wide area network that sends traffic over two or more connection types. Hybrid WANs permit dynamic traffic engineering across both private and public domains, using a variety of connectivity options to make the best use of network resources.

  • network hub

    A network hub is a node that broadcasts data to every computer or Ethernet-based device connected to it.

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