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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Science and Mathematics.

(DARPA)

A military organization established in 1958 as the first US response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. By 2001, DARPA had a budget of about US$2 billion and employed some...

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Fast Local Internet Protocol

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A protocol developed at the University of Vrije and modelled on the Internet Protocol. It attempts to overcome some of the problems with the Internet protocol concerned with security and...

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Internet Packet Exchange

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A look-alike proprietary protocol similar to the Internet Protocol which has been developed by the US company Novell. It is often abbreviated to IPX.

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Internet Protocol next generation

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The next generation of Internet Protocols which will include increased space for more Internet Protocol Addresses and improved security. See also Internet Protocol Version 6.

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Internet Protocol Version 6

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

One of the future problems that the Internet will face is that the number of computers connected to it will reach the point where the 32-bit format used in the Internet Protocol to store...

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internetworking

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Connecting several computer networks together to form a single higher-level network, as occurs in the Internet. There are two basic approaches: encapsulation and translation. The junctions...

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IP address

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

*Internet Protocol address. A unique number which identifies a computer and its location on the Internet; a logical address assigned to every workstation, server, printer, and router on a...

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PPP

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Abbrev. for point-to-point protocol. A protocol allowing IP (Internet Protocol) traffic to be handled on a serial line.

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protocol stack

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The collection of protocols in a layered network architecture, together with the hierarchic relationship between the protocols. This relationship is characterized by the fact that one...

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SYN flooding

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A form of denial of service attack which attempts to set up a large number of random connections to a computer on a network which is running the Internet Protocol. Each connection requires...

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