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Chapter 17#2

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data throughput In relation to analog communication, the range of frequencies that a communications channel or cable can carry.
default gateway The gateway a computer on a network will use to access another network unless it knows to specifically use another gateway for quicker access to that network.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server A protocol used by a server to assign dynamic IP addresses to computers on a network when they first access the network.
DNS (Domain Name System, or Domain Name Service A distributed pool of information (called the name space) that keeps track of assigned host names and domain names and their corresponding IP addresses, and the system that allows a host to locate information in the pool.
DNS server A computer that can find an IP address for another computer when only the fully qualified domain name is known.
domain name A unique, text-based name that identifies a network. A fully qualified domain name is sometimes loosely called a domain name.
dynamic IP An assigned IP address that is used for the current session only. When the session is terminated, the IP address is returned to the list of available addresses.
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet (FDDI)
fiber optic cable
frame.
full duplex
fully qualified domain name (FQDN)
gateway.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
Gigabit Ethernet
half duplex
hardware address
host
host name
Hosts file
hub
Created by: Jay.