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 San Diego-based Websense Inc. provides Internet systems integration, consulting, service, support and Find links to white papers, newsletters and Computerworld stories related to Windows The SANS Security DC2000 conference offers immersion training in areas such as intrusion detection; firewalls and perimeter protection; and Unix, Linux and Windows NT The SANS Institute's guide to handling computer security incidents.

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