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What does the term “Ping” mean?

Sunday, January 30, 2011 14:49 | 2,280 views

Basically, ping is short for Packet InterNet Groper and it is a utility that is most widely used to check for network errors. It’s the main utility that is used to verify whether or not a network data packet can...

10 Steps To Quicker Tech Support

10 Steps To Quicker Tech Support

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 19:34 | 883 views

Sometimes the pleasure of owning a computer is overshadowed by the need to ask for assistance with a computer issue. Calling for technical support does not have to be an unpleasant experience. Preparing yourself before you make that call, and...

MAC Address

MAC Address

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 19:39 | 943 views

What is Your MAC Address? No it is not the address of your friendly neighborhood McDonalds! Your MAC (Media Access Control ) address (also known as your Ethernet Hardware Address (EHA), adapter address, or physical address) is a unique identifier...

Spot cooling

Spot cooling

Sunday, May 30, 2010 14:11 | 897 views

A type of computer system cooling where individual system components have their own cooling systems in place...

Storage Networking

Storage Networking

Monday, May 24, 2010 20:38 | 767 views

The phrase storage networking, or storage network, is used to describe a high-speed network of shared storage devices. The storage network is used by IT departments to connect different types of storage devices with data servers for a larger network...

OEM

OEM

Sunday, May 23, 2010 16:51 | 779 views

Short for original equipment manufacturer, which is a misleading term for a company that has a special relationship with computer producers. OEMs are manufacturers who resell another company’s product under their own name and branding. While an OEM is similar...

NIC bonding

NIC bonding

Saturday, May 22, 2010 20:58 | 906 views

Short for network interface card (NIC) bonding it is a term used to describe a way to increase available bandwidth. When bonded, two NICs appear to be the same physical device and they also have the same MAC address. Linux...

Bohrbug

Bohrbug

Friday, February 5, 2010 7:56 | 972 views

In computer programming, bohrbug is a classification of an unusual software bug that always produces a failure on retying the operation which caused the failure. The bohrbug was named after the Bohr atom because the bohrbug represents a solid and...

Riser card

Thursday, December 10, 2009 12:56 | 2,133 views

(1) An expansion card that is used to extend a slot for a chip or card in a fully loaded computer to make room to plug it in. It may also refer to a card that contains several slots used...

Choke packet

Choke packet

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:05 | 1,365 views

A specialized packet that is used for flow control along a network. A router detects congestion by measuring the percentage of buffers in use, line utilization and average queue lengths. When it detects congestion, it sends choke packets across the...

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