UDSM ICT SERVICES

Glossary


DNS
Domain Name Server (System). A computer that translates hostnames to IP addresses on behalf of requesting clients.

HTTP
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. Allows servers and browsers to communicate on the world wide web

ICT
Information and Communications Technology.

IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method of accessing electronic mail and bulletin board messages that are kept on a (possibly shared, remote) mail server.

LAN
local area network: a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices

POP
Post Office Protocol. Is a internet standard protocol that is used to allow users to download their email to their computer from the mail server.

POP3
Post Office Protocol version 3

SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. The TCP/IP standard protocol for transferring electronic mail messages from one machine to another. SMTP specifies how two mail systems interact and the format of control messages they exchange to transfer mail.

TCP/IP
Transmission(Transfer) Control Protocol /Internet Protocol. A suite of communication protocols used on the Internet and other networks

VLAN
Virtual Local Area Network. Group of devices on one or more LANs that are configured (using management software) so that they can communicate as if they were attached to the same wire, when in fact they are located on a number of different LAN segments. Because VLANs are based on logical instead of physical connections, they are extremely flexible.