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Old October 4th, 2006, 08:36 PM
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Glossary of Networking terms

Hey folks,

I've just added a sticky with what I'd like to think of a set of working definitions for common networking related terms. Your comments, corrections, and additions are welcome. Just post a reply here and myself or possibly some other mod will incorporate your inputs as we go along.

I'd like to say up front that this thread may be pruned and all comments may not be incorporated, but your inputs are truly wanted to help increase the usefulness of the sticky.


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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:25 PM
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Is there a deff for "router" I took a fast look but didn't see if it was there.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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A quick "Ctrl-F router" turned this up
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router - A network device that transmits message packets, routing them over the best route available at the time. Routers are used to connect multiple network segments, including those based on differing architectures and protocols. Hybrid routers that provide the features of a router, switch, and firewall are commonly used in small installations such as a home or small office.
along with references to router in a few other defs.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Thats a great glossary Z1P.

I learnt something new too. Didn't realise Firewire was that fast. Is it poss to get a Firewire router (I looked but they seem to be hubs)? Are there any down sides to a firewire network compared to a 100BaseT ethernet network?
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Old October 4th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Thats a great glossary Z1P.

I learnt something new too. Didn't realise Firewire was that fast. Is it poss to get a Firewire router (I looked but they seem to be hubs)? Are there any down sides to a firewire network compared to a 100BaseT ethernet network?
thx.

I don't think there is anything like a firewire router or that it is possible to make one. My understanding (which is limited) of firewire is that it is a bus architecture (think USB), so a router type device wouldn't be possible.

I don't know enough about firewire to comment on its downside, though I imagine there are some trade-offs to be made when using it. Can't be segmented with a router type device comes to mind . Cost, availability and support used to be big issues, but I think they've gotten better. I don't know the max distance it can cover, but I have a feeling its less than 100baseT networks.
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1394 - See IEEE 1394.

802.11b - The specification for wireless networking at a maximum transfer rate of 11 Mbps

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Thats a great glossary Z1P.

I learnt something new too. Didn't realise Firewire was that fast. Is it poss to get a Firewire router (I looked but they seem to be hubs)? Are there any down sides to a firewire network compared to a 100BaseT ethernet network?
Hi
Firewire wires could not be that long?

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Old October 5th, 2006, 03:49 PM
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thx.

I don't think there is anything like a firewire router or that it is possible to make one. My understanding (which is limited) of firewire is that it is a bus architecture (think USB), so a router type device wouldn't be possible.

I don't know enough about firewire to comment on its downside, though I imagine there are some trade-offs to be made when using it. Can't be segmented with a router type device comes to mind . Cost, availability and support used to be big issues, but I think they've gotten better. I don't know the max distance it can cover, but I have a feeling its less than 100baseT networks.
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Firewire wires could not be that long?

From this site:

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FireWire cables use 28 AWG wire and are limited to 4.5 meters maximum cable length.
(for us American folks thats less than 15ft.)
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Old February 15th, 2007, 05:27 AM
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My husband suggests adding SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to your extensive glossary. (He's been working on developing VoIP for our local telco - his employer.) We're both very impressed with your glossary!
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Great idea z1p,a worthy effort that is stimulating thought and discussion. Here's a few that jumped up when I read it - how about adding the following that may pop up;
802.3
TFTP
Example of MAC shown as hex, similar for IP addresses being four octets
Subnets
Didn't notice if you mentioned anything about relevance of "no place like 127.0.0.1"

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It was meant to live on so that people could supply feedback and comments on the glossary without cluttering up the glossary itself.

I personally appreciated snurfen's post.
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Zip - went through the 'glossary' in its entirety yesterday - quite well done w/ concise explanations of many often confusing terms - congrats & thanks for your efforts -
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It was meant to live on so that people could supply feedback and comments on the glossary without cluttering up the glossary itself.

I personally appreciated snurfen's post.
Yeah, but the way it was worded, I don't think he realized how old the thread was (probably saw "October "but not "2006"), was the point I was making.
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