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Chp17-2CompTerms

Chapter 17 Vocab Pt. 2

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default gateway the default 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 DHCP server service that assigns 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 DNS information (called the name space) that keeps track of assigned 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 DNS server can find an IP address for another computer when only the domain name is known.
domain name a unique domain name, text based name that identifies a network
dynamic IP an assigned dynamic IP address that is used for the current session only
Ethernet the most popular ethernet LAN architecture that can run at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1 Gbps.
Fast Ethernet Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) a ring based FDDI network that does not require a centralized hub and can transfer data at a rate of 100 Mbps
frame the header frame and trailer information added to data to form a data packet to be sent over a network
full duplex communication that full duplex happens in two directions at the same time
fully qualified domain name (FQDN) a host FQDN name and domain name.
gateway a computer gateway or other device that connects networks.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) a protocol GPRS standard that can be used by GSM or TDMA on a cellular WAN to send voice, text, or video data in packets similar to VoIP.
Gigabit Ethernet the next generation of ethernet. GB Ethernet supports rates of data transfer up to 1 gigabit per second, but is not widely used yet.
half duplex communication between two devices whereby transmission takes place in only one direction at a time.
hardware address MAC address; a 48bit hardware address unique to each NIC card and assigned by the manufacturer. Also known as a physical address, an adapter address or a hardware address.
host Any computer or other device on a network that has been assigned an IP address. Also called a node.
host name A name that identifies a computer, printer, or other device on a network.
hub A network device or box that provides a central location to connect cables
Created by: Zach Blaisdell