This Week's Glossary

FRAMINGHAM (03/27/2000) - -- DS3: The equivalent of a T3 circuit (44.7M-bps).

-- Topology: The pattern of interconnections between nodes.

-- Domain controller: The server that contains the list of users, resources and their relationships to each other in Windows NT. There are two types in NT: a primary domain controller (PDC) and a backup domain controller (BDC). A Windows NT network can contain only one PDC but can have as many BDCs as necessary.

-- Domain structure: A map of the relationships between users and resources (workstations, servers and network equipment) on a Windows NT network.

-- Internet Packet Exchange (IPX): A NetWare communications protocol used to route messages from one node to another.www.websense.com/company/index.cfm: San Diego-based Websense Inc. provides Internet systems integration, consulting, service, support and products.www.computerworld.com/home/features.nsf/all/990222wy2klinks: Find links to white papers, newsletters and Computerworld stories related to Windows 2000.www.sans.org/dc2000.htm: The SANS Security DC2000 conference offers immersion training in areas such as intrusion detection; firewalls and perimeter protection; and Unix, Linux and Windows NT security.www.sans.org/newlook/publications/incident_handling.htm: The SANS Institute's guide to handling computer security incidents.

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