Glossary Term: Internet Glossary of Terms

@

@-  Pronounced “at” as in an InternetInternet- (upper case I) The vast collection of inter-conne… More addressaddress. (1) A number, character, or group of characters wh… More such as info@cloudit.co

Anchor

Anchor- The location of a hypertextHypertext- Generally, any text that contains “links” to oth… More link in a document. An anchorAnchor- The location of a hypertext link in a document. An a… More can be either the start of a hyperlink or the destination of a hypertextHypertext- Generally, any text that contains “links” to oth… More link.

Anonymous FTP

Anonymous FTP- Computers can run a special serverServer- A computer, or a software package, that provides a s… More known as an anonymous FTPAnonymous FTP- Computers can run a special server known as … More serverServer- A computer, or a software package, that provides a s… More, which permit guests to log in on the computercomputer. (IEEE) (1) …

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Bandwidth

Bandwidth- How much “stuff” you can send through a connection. Usually measured in bitsper-second. A full page of english text is about 16,000 bits. A fast modemModem- (MOdulator, DEModulator) — a device that you connec… More can move about 15,000 bits in one second. Full-motion full-screen video would require roughly 10,000,000 bitsper-second, depending on compression. 56K, T-1, …

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Baud

Baud- The speed at which modems transfer datadata. Representations of facts, concepts, or instructions i… More. One baudbaud. The signalling rate of a line. It’s the switching spe… More is roughly equal to one bitBit is a single digit in the binary numbering system (base 2… More per second. It takes eight bits to make up one letter …

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BBS (Bulletin Board System)

BBS (Bulletin Board Systemsystem. (1) (ANSI) People, machines, and methods organized … More)- A computerized meeting and announcementAnnouncement- A recorded verbal message played to a caller. More systemsystem. (1) (ANSI) People, machines, and methods organized … More that allows people to carry on discussions, uploadTo upload is to transfer data from your computer to another … More …

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Bit

BitBit is a single digit in the binary numbering system (base 2… More is a single digit in the binarybinary. The base two number system. Permissible digits are … More numbering systemsystem. (1) (ANSI) People, machines, and methods organized … More (base 2). For example: 1 is a bitBit is a single digit in the binary numbering …

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BITNET (Because It’s Time Network)

BITNET (Because It’s Time NetworkAny connection of two or more computers that enables them to… More)- A networkAny connection of two or more computers that enables them to… More of educational sites separate from the InternetInternet- (upper case I) The vast collection of inter-conne… More, but e-mailE-mail/Voice Mail Integration – This function allows you t… More is freely …

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Browser

A piece of softwareA set of programs that tell a computer to perform a task. Th… such as Mozilla Firefox and InternetInternet- (upper case I) The vast collection of inter-conne… More Explorer that allows a computercomputer. (IEEE) (1) A functional unit that can perform sub… More to accessThe ability and means to communicate with or otherwise inter… …

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Byte

A ByteA Byte generally consists of eight bits. More generally consists of eight bits.

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