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Houston Broadband Terms and Definitions

DSL
Digital Subscribers Line

TCP/IP
Transfer Control Protocol / Internet Protocol is the standard suite of procols used for communication on the Internet and many other networks. TCP/IP is built out of layers where each layer performs a specific task and passed the data on the next layer until it is ready to transmit or receive.

PSTN
Stands for Public Switched Telephone Network which refers to the network of copper lines used to transmit analog voice data.

DNS
Stands for Domain Name System and is a system for translating Internet Names such as website.com to their actual IP address which consists of 4 octets such as 222.222.22.222

FTP
Stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a protocol or standard for transferring files over the Internet. FTP is built on a client server model.

HTTP
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is a client server protocol which is used by Web Browsers for retrieving web pages from a Web Server.

POTS
Stands for Plain Old Telephone Service and refers to the system of copper lines used to carry analog voice data.

OS
Stands for Operating System is the software interface that sits between the computer user and the hardware. The computer's Operating System allows you to give commands to the computer's hardware. Some common Operating Systems today are Windows XP, Windows Vista, Macintosh OSX, Linux, and Unix.

Telnet
Telnet is a protocol used to establish a connection with a command line client. Telnet because of security reasons has mostly been abandoned in favor of SSH or Secure Shell Client.

SSH
Secure Shell Client allows data to be transferred between two networked machines using a Secure Channel. SSH largely replaced Telnet due to its security and its encryption of data.

Apache
The most common HTTP Server Software. As of March 2009 Apache is responible for serving over 46% of all websites on the Internet

IMAP
Stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and is a Protocol that allows an E-Mail client such as Microsoft Outlook to access an email server to retrieve email. IMAP is supported by most email clients and along with POP is the most common email access protocol.

POP or POP3
Post Office Protocol is another protocol used to by email clients to retrieve messages from an Email Server. POP3 is the most current version.

SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Unlike POP and IMAP, SMTP is used to send messages through an SMTP Email Server.

PING
Used as a noun or a verb, Ping is a network tool used to test connectivity across an IP network.

ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol is mainly used by computers that are networked to send error messages and relies on the IP protocol to perform its tasks.

VPN
Stands for Virtual Private Network and is a connection between computers which uses open connections and virtual circuits of larger networks such as the Internet.

LAN
Local Area Network refers to a network of computers which covers a small area such as your network at home or school.

WAN
Wide Area Network refers to a network of computers that covers a much greater area and can span across National Boundries.

   
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