Glossary of Internet Terms

A nickname for an e-mail address. There are two types: Vanity Aliases and Domain Aliases.

How much "stuff" you can send through a connection. Usually measured in bits-per-second. A full page of English text is about 16,000 bits (16K).

The unique name that identifies an Internet site. This is the second part of an e-mail address and also forms part of the URL

Domain Alias:
An alias that uses a registered Domain as part of the e-mail address. It directs e-mail to a mailbox in another domain.
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Frequently Asked Questions. FAQs are documents that list and answer the most netmon questions on a particular subject.

File Transfer Protocol. A very netmon method of moving files between your netputer and a server on the Internet.

IP Address:
Internet Protocol Address. The numeric address of a netputer connected to the Internet. Every machine that is on the Internet has a unique IP address.

Internet Relay Chat. Basically a huge multi-user live-chat facility. IRC Servers allow Internet users to enter "chat rooms" or "channels" and chat in real time with other people anywhere on the Internet.

Integrated Services Digital Network. A digital telephone line that allows connection rates of 64 Kilobits-per-second or 128 Kilobits-per-second.
Over two times faster than a 28.8 modem connection.

Similar to a post office box, a mailbox is the space on the server where e-mail is delivered. The mailbox name is the first part of the e-mail address. At scescape, mailbox names can be between 3 and 16 characters long.

World-wide system of discussion groups. Also referred to as UseNet groups. scescape currently offers over 21,000 groups, with topics ranging from hobbies, sports, and entertainment..

Point of Presence. A city that has a local access number.

A netputer that is used for a specific purpose like e-mail, FTP, Newsgroups, or Web Hosting. scescape has several servers devoted to each of these processes.

netputer software that is distributed free of charge which usually has some features disabled. If you like the software, you pay the author for a registered copy which would give you added features like support, free updates, etc.

Uniform Resource Locator. The address of a web page.

Also referred to as Login Name. Name that you use to connect to our service. By definition, this name has to be unique within our system.

Vanity Alias:
A nickname for an e-mail address. The alias directs to a real e-mail address. A Vanity Alias can be between 3 and 16 characters long, not including the Domain name.
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