Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Network Keyterm 10


Developed by MIT, Kerberos is network authentication protocol designed to encrypt and secure data on an insecure network.

source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/k/kerberos.htm


Short for Local-Area Network, a LAN is a network that has networking equipment and/or computers in close proximity to each other, capable of communicating, sharing resources and sharing information. Most home networks and businesses who have their own network are on a LAN.

source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/l/lan.htm


Process that allows only one person at a time full access to files contained in a network database. Locking prevents two people from trying to make changes to the same file at the same time.

source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/l/locking.htm


Short for Loss Of Signal, LOS is generally an indicator on a networking device to indicate that a network signal or connection has been lost.

If a LOS is encountered, it is an indication that the cable connected to the network device is bad, has no connection on the other end, network is improperly configured, or the network device itself is bad.

source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/l/los.htm


Short for Logical Unit, LU is an identification of an individual or a software application on an IBM's SNA network.

source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/l/lu.htm



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