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Bandwidth

On a network, the transmission capacity of a communications channel stated in megabits per second (Mbps). For example, Ethernet has a bandwidth of 10 Mbps. Fast Ethernet has a bandwidth of 100 Mbps.

Binding

A software connection between a network card and a network transport protocol (such as TCP/IP).

BOOTP

Boot Protocol. Used on TCP/IP networks to enable a diskless workstation to learn its own IP address, the location of a BOOTP server on the network, and the location of a file to be loaded into memory to boot the machine. This allows a computer to boot without a hard disk or a floppy disk.

Bottleneck

A condition in which one resource is preventing another resource from functioning at its best. For example, when one application monopolizes the system processor to the exclusion of all other operations, there is a bottleneck at the processor.

Broadband

A type of data communications channel in which the medium (such as a wire or fiber-optic cable) carries multiple messages at a time.

Broadcasting

To simultaneously send a message to everyone on a network. See multicasting.

Browser service

The service that maintains a current list of computers and provides the list to applications when needed. When a user attempts to connect to a resource in the domain, the Browser service is contacted to provide a list of available resources.



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Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrators Companion (Pro-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 0735620202
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 224

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