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32 Cards in this Set

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Cable modem  
a device that uses your TV cable to deliver an Internet connection.
Connectivity software  
enables you to use your computer to "dial up" or connect to another computer.
Directory search engine  
organizes listings of Web sites into hierarchical lists.
Domain name  
identifies a specific computer on the Web and the main page of the entire site.
E-mail software (electronic mail software)  
enables you to electronically communicate with other people by sending and receiving e-mail.
File transfer protocol (ftp)  
the communications protocol that allows you to transfer files of information from one computer to another.
FTP (file transfer protocol) server  
maintains a collection of files that you can download.
Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)  
the communications protocol that supports the movement of information over the Web, essentially from a Web server to you.
a vast network of computers that connects millions of people all over the world.
Internet backbone  
the major set of connections for computers on the Internet.
Internet server computer  
computer that provides information and services on the Internet.
Internet service provider (ISP)  
a company that provides individuals, organizations, and businesses access to the Internet.
IRC (Internet relay chat)  
server supports your use of discussion groups and chat rooms.
Link (the technical name is hyperlink)  
clickable text or an image that takes you to another site or page on the Web.
Mail server  
provides e-mail services and accounts.
Network access point (NAP)  
a point on the Internet where several connections converge.
Network service provider (NSP)  
such as MCI or AT&T, owns and maintains routing computers at NAPs and even the lines that connect the NAPs to each other.
Satellite modem  
a modem that allows you to get Internet access from a satellite dish.
Search engine  
a facility on the Web that helps you find sites with the information and/or services you want.
TCP/IP (transport control protocol/Internet protocol)  
the primary protocol for transmitting information over the Internet.
Telephone modem (or modem)  
a device that connects your computer to your phone line so that you can access another computer or network.
Top-level domain  
three-letter extension of a Web site address that identifies its type.
True search engine  
uses software agent technologies to search the Internet for key words and then places them into indexes.
URL (uniform resource locator)  
an address for a specific Web page or document within a Web site.
Web browser software  
enables you to surf the Web.
Web page  
a specific portion of a Web site that deals with a certain topic.
Web portal  
a site that provides a wide range of services, including search engines, free e-mail, chat rooms, discussion boards, and links to hundreds of different sites.
Web server  
provides information and services to Web surfers.
Web site  
a specific location on the Web where you visit, gather information, and perhaps even order products.
Web site address  
a unique name that identifies a specific site on the Web.
Web space  
a storage area where you keep your Web site.
World Wide Web, or Web  
a multimedia-based collection of information, services, and Web sites supported by the Internet.