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File Transfer Protocol FTP
2013-02-17 09:49:33

Image Caption: Illustrates the FTP connection between a Client and a Server, using the PASV command. Credit: Michael Lorer/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) File transfer protocol (FTP) is the protocol of transferring files from one host to another host usually over the Internet. This protocol is normally done by authentication by the user entering a username and password. However, some servers...

IP Address
2013-02-09 10:40:55

Image Credit: Photos.com An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to a device that participates in a computer network that uses the internet for communication, such as a printer or computer. The IP address has two functions, network interface identification and location addressing. IP addresses have been defined as a 32-bit number system known as Internet...

Network
2010-09-17 11:33:25

A network is a group of computers and devices that are interconnected by communications channels. These channels facilitate communications among users and allow them to share resources. Many different characteristics can be used to classify a network. There are several purposes for networks. One of the most common uses of a network is for communication purposes. With a network, people can...

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'