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POIT lesson 11 vocab
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Large fiber-optic cables (or bundles of them) that move much of the data packets on the Internet from one place to another.
An Internet connection that is made using a modem but is always on (dialing in to establish a connection is not needed).
A computer that connects to a server computer.
digital subscriber line (DSL)
A type of Internet connection that uses phone lines but transmits signals digitally across an always-open connection.
A name that identifies a computer network on the Internet.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
One particular protocol that allows files to be transferred through a network.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
The networking protocol used by the World Wide Web. It defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and the actions web servers must take in response to requests received from clients.
integrated services digital network (ISDN)
A type of Internet connection that uses standard circuit-switched phone lines to send digital data.
Internet Protocol (IP) address
A unique set of numbers assigned to a specific computer that is connected to the Internet. This is similar to a house's street address.
Internet service provider (ISP)
A company that sells and manages consumer access to the Internet.
Networking hardware responsible for keeping data from going where it doesn't need to go while getting it where it should go.
A computer that provides information or services to other computers.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
The set of networking rules that control how data is sent from one specific machine (as defined by its IP address) to another.
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