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AAA protocols

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 20 words.

A term to describe a collection of protocols that are used to ensure secure access to a network.

abandonment

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 53 words.

A term used to describe what happens when a user of the Internet stops some process they are involved in and does not return to it. For example, a user who has purchased some items,...

abandonware

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 18 words.

Software that is no longer being sold or supported by the company that developed and marketed it.

abbreviation

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 38 words.

The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when, for example, writing an ...

ABEND

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 24 words.

Acronym for ABnormal END of task. Normally this occurs when a major software problem occurs, a computer crashes, or a communication link fails....

ABI

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 5 words.

above the fold

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 67 words.

When a *Web page is displayed in a *browser, the area of the page that is displayed when it is first displayed is referred to as being above the fold. The contents that lie below are known...

absolute link

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 29 words.

A *hyperlink in a *Web page which specifies the full path to the Web page or file being linked rather than a ...

absolute path

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 22 words.

A list of directories and a file that specifies the path to a *Web page or other computer-based entity....

acceptable use policy

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 30 words.

The rules that the user of a *Web site or network must adhere to when they use the facilities of the Web site or the network....

access

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 36 words.

To access a network such as the Internet means to gain access to the facilities of the network, such as ...

access control

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 17 words.

The process of ensuring that only authorized users are allowed access to a computer network.

access control list

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 31 words.

Data containing information about the services and resources in a *distributed system that individual users are allowed to access and what form of access they are allowed....

access number

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 45 words.

The telephone number that is used when the user of a network employs *dial-up access to access the facilities of that network. The term is also used to describe telephone prefix numbers...

access provider

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 35 words.

Another, less frequently used, name for an *Internet service provider or *ISP. The term is sometimes used to describe companies that provide Internet service providers with wholesale access...

access rights

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 22 words.

The collection of rights that the user of a distributed system such as the Internet has for accessing the system....

accessware

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 16 words.

A generic term used to describe the software that regulates *access to a network.

account

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 45 words.

When a user is allowed access to a networked computer system they are associated with a collection of data known as an account. This contains information such as the resources that a user...

account management

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 49 words.

A sub-discipline of *network management. It consists of activities such as monitoring the resource usage (files, processor time, access time) of a network, ascribing the usage to users or...

account name

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 24 words.

A series of letters and digits which uniquely identifies the *account of an individual on a computer or on a network....