Glossary of Internet Terms


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

Bandwidth:
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).

Domain:
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
Example:

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.
Example: myemail@scescape.net = herblizard@mydomain.net

FAQ:
Frequently Asked Questions. FAQs are documents that list and answer the most netmon questions on a particular subject.

FTP:
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.

IRC:
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.

ISDN:
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.

Mailbox:
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.
Example:

Newsgroups:
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..

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

Server:
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.

Shareware:
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.

URL:
Uniform Resource Locator. The address of a web page.
Example: http://www.scescape.net

Username:
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.
Example: myemail@scescape.net = herblizard@scescape.net


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