Blog Entry – Glossary again!

  • FTP:  File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over an Internet Protocol computer network, such as the Internet
  • URL:  In computing, a Uniform Resource Locator is a type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. In popular usage and in many technical documents and verbal discussions it is often incorrectly used as a synonym for URI. In popular language, a URL is also referred to as a Web address.
  • Firewall:  A firewall is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. It is a device or set of devices configured to permit, deny, encrypt, decrypt, or proxy all (in and out) computer traffic between different security domains based upon a set of rules and other criteria.
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