Glossary of Internet Terms

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-A-

Anonymous FTP

Archie

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

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-B-

Backbone

Bandwidth

Baud

BBS (Bulletin Board System)

Bit (Binary DigIT)

Bits-Per-Second: see Bps

Boolean operators

Bps (Bits-Per-Second)

Browser

Bulletin Board System: see BBS

Byte

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-C-

Catalogues and Directories

Client

Cyberspace

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-D-

Domain Name

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-E-

E-mail (Electronic Mail)

Ethernet

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-F-

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Finger

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

FTP Archive

Frequently Asked Questions: see FAQ

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-G-

Gateway

Gopher

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-H-

Host

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

Hyperlink

Hypertext

Hypertext Markup Language: see HTML

Hypertext Transfer Protocol: see HTTP

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-I-

Internet (upper case I)

internet (lower case i)

IP Number

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

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-J-

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-K-

Kilobyte

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-L-

LAN (Local Area Network)

Listserv

Local Area Network: see LAN

Login

Lynx

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-M-

Mailing List

Megabyte

Modem (MOdulator, DEModulator)

Mosaic

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-N-

Net News

Netscape

Network

Newsgroups

Node

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-O-

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-P-

Packet Switching

Password

Point to Point Protocol: see PPP

Port

PPP (Point to Point Protocol)

Protocol

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-Q-

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-R-

Router

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-S-

Search Engine

Serial Line Internet Protocol: see SLIP

Server

SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol)

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-T-

T-1

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)

Telnet

Terminal

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol: see TCP/IP

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-U-

UNIX

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

Usenet

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-V-

Veronica (Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerized Archives)

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-W-

WAIS(Wide Area Information Servers)

World Wide Web

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-X-

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-Y-

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-Z-

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