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20 Cards in this Set

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Analog modem
Enables a computer to communicate with other computers over telephone lines, by translating digital data into analog data signals on the sending computer, then back to digital form on the receiving computer.
The ability to verify a person's identity.
Domain Name System
A system that makes uniquely hierarchal names to specific Internet addresses.
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
The complete domain name of an Internet computer.
An Application-layer protocol that allows clients to retrieve test menus of information from servers. An older menu-based program in UNIX-based systems that is used to find resources.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
An application layer protocol used to transfer files between computers, that allows file transfer without corruption or alteration.
A base-16 system that allows large numbers to be displayed by fewer characters than if the number were displayed in the regular base-10 system.
In hexadecimal, the number 10 is represented as the letter A, 15 is F, and 16 is represented as 10.
Internet Network Information Center
Cooperative organization that formed an agreement between the US Dept. of Commerce and Network Solutions that
registered domain names for the
.com, .net, and .org top-level domains.
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Provides the same services as POP, but more powerful.
Allows sharing of mailboxes and
multiple mail server access.
Internet protocol (IP)
Data transmission standard for the internet. Each PC on the internet has it's own IP address.
Network News Transfer Protocol
An Application-layer Internet protocol that allows the exchange of newsgroup articles.
Point-to-point protocol (PPP)
Improved version of SLIP that allows a computer to connect over a phone line.
A network device that determines the best path across a network for data.
A command-based interface usually for an operating system
Part of a larger structure, commonly used in networking to refer to a portion of a large network.
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)
A dial-up connection protocol that allows a computer to connect to the Internet over a phone line.
shell account
The command-line interface of a UNIX server at the ISP. Shell accounts require users to enter commancs to access and navigate the Internet.
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
Ensures reliable communication and uses ports to deliver packets.
top-level domain TLD
the group into which a domain is categorized, by geography and/or common topic.
UseNet (user network)
A public access network consisting of newsgroups and group mailing lists.