- See Internet Advisory Board (IAB).
- See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
- See International Business Machines (IBM).
- See Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).
- A visual representation of an object including a set of operations
for the object.
- See Integrated Disk Electronics (IDE).
- See Interface Definition Language (IDL).
- See Internetwork Datagram Protocol (IDP).
- See Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
- See Institutional File System (IFS).
- See Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP).
- See Internet Gateway Protocol (IGP).
- See Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier.
- See Instance Manager (IM).
- See Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP).
- incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC)
- A local telephone company, such as a Regional Bell Operating
Company (RBOC), GTE, or ALLNET, that competes with an Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC).
- Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
- A company that sells software that was originally created or
manufactured by a different company.
- individual alias
- A mail alias for an individual user.
- infinite loop
- See recursion.
- Pointer to a data block or another inode.
- A particular object of an object type.
- Instance Manager (IM)
- Provides the fundamental operations that support the management
of multiple instances of an object type.
- Institutional File System (IFS)
- A specific instance of a distributed file
system (DFS), based on the Andrew File
System (AFS) developed at CMU,
allowing multiple file systems
to be shared between organizations and treated, at the user
interface level, as one giant file system. Modified by IBM and in use at The
University of Michigan.
- Integrated Disk Electronics (IDE)
- Also known as Advanced Technology Adapter (ATA),
an interface for mass storage devices, in which the controller is
integrated into the disk or CD-ROM drive.
- Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
- Combines voice and digital network services in a single medium.
Defined in RFC
- A description of a set of possible operations that a client may request
of an object. A listing of the operations and attributes that an object
- Interface Definition Language (IDL)
- OMG CORBA
specification providing a standard language for defining the
interfaces to objects that clients call and object implementations
- internal firewall
- A firewall between two or more subnets within a company. See also
- International Business Machines (IBM)
- One of the major mainframe computer manufacturers, as well as a
personal computer designer. Manufacturer of many mainframes.
- International Standards Organization (ISO)
- An organization responsible for determining standards, including
standards on computer hardware and protocols.
- International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
- The committee that defines telecommunications standards, like
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
The new name for the International Telegraph and
Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT).
- International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative
- The committee that defines telecommunications standards. Now known as
the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
- A large meta-network of machines and other networks that exchange
data such as electronic mail and news. When used with a capital I
("Internet") it refers to the specific worldwide network built upon
the DARPA networks, the NSFnet, and other regional and national
networks. When used with a small i ("internet") it refers to any
large network of computers. See also Local Area
Network (LAN), network,
Wide Area Network (WAN).
- Internet Advisory Board (IAB)
- The organization tasked with maintaining and expanding the
standards of the Internet. Among their responsibilities are the
Internet Requests for Comment (RFC),
and define new standards.
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
- The organization responsible for matching unique numerical addresses
(IP addresses) to computer names for the Internet. Their web site is at
http://www.iana.org/. See also
Domain Naming Service (DNS),
Internet, Internet Protocol,
- Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
- A message-passing protocol that
defines the control of IP packets.
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- One of the committees that steers new engineering developments for
the Internet. Such developments include the Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the next version(s) of the
Internet Protocol, IPNG or IPv6.
- Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
- A protocol used to form and dissolve groups on the MBONE.
- Internet Gateway Protocol (IGP)
- A protocol used to communicate routing information between Internet
- Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP)
- A protocol that defines how a client should fetch mail from
and return mail to a mail server. IMAP is intended as a replacement
for or extension to the Post Office Protocol
(POP). It is defined in RFC 1203 (v3)
and RFC 2060
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- The internetwork datagram delivery protocol that is central to
the Internet protocol family. Currently at version 4 (RFC
791), a new version is forthcoming from the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) known as either IPNG (for "Next
Generation") or IPv6 (for version 6).
See also IP family.
- Internet Protocol Next Generation (IPNG)
- See Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
- Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
- Also known as IP Next Generation (IPNG), the next generation of the
Internet Protocol. Reserves a larger address space and several new
configuration and security options to fix shortcomings that the current
version of IP (v4), created in the 1960s, doesn't address. See also
Internet Protocol (IP).
- Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- A company that provides a connection to the Internet, such as UUNET
- The organization that administers the big six
- Internetwork Datagram Protocol (IDP)
- Part of the Xerox Network System (XNS)
developed at Xerox PARC. Used as the basis for the
Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX).
- Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX)
- A network protocol developed by Novell for its Netware product. It
will hopefully be obsoleted by IP in the moderate-term
future. Provides datagram (unreliable) delivery. See also
Internetwork Datagram Protocol (IDP),
User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
- Inter-Object Message (IOM)
- A service providing a connection-oriented bidirectional link
between methods of different objects that is independent of the
object services layer and the operating system.
- Inter-Process Communication (IPC)
- A structured means of communication between multiple processes
on a single machine. See also Remote Procedure
- See Inter-Object Message (IOM).
- See Internet Protocol (IP).
- IP family
- The Internet Protocol (IP) family consists of many different
- See Internet Protocol Next Generation (IPNG).
- See Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
- See Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX).
- See Inter-Process Communication (IPC).
- See Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
- ISDN Signalling Link (ISL)
- A hybrid of CAS and CCS; basic signalling (such as "off-hook")
is transmitted in-band (CAS style), and enhanced information (such as
caller ID) is transmitted out-of-band (CCS style). See also
Channel Associated Signalling (CAS),
Common Channel Signalling (CCS).
- See ISDN Signalling Link (ISL).
- See International Standards Organization (ISO).
- See Internet Service Provider (ISP).
- See Independent Software Vendor (ISV).
- See International Telecommunications Union (ITU).