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What's the difference between a gateway and a router?

Here we can see the router is 67.23.27.187(first hop), but the gateway is 67.23.27.1. What's the difference between a gateway and a router? How does my computer know the IP of the router when only the ...
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Is there a specific name for the “.\” (dot-slash) shorthand used to log onto a Windows machine?

I guess the title just about says it all. And yes, .\, not that obsolete \. thing. :) For those who don't know, .\ is a shorthand way of saying "this computer"*see "footnote" in Windows at a logon ...
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Is 'co.uk' a top level domain? [closed]

Is the combination co.uk considered to be a top level domain, or is co.uk considered to be a subdomain of uk? If it is the latter, is the .uk domain owned and operated by the same group that owns ...
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What is an “FX port” in the context of a switch?

Looking at this switch datasheet, the concepts of "FX port", "FX switch" and "inline FX" crop up. (The obvious Google searches are not really helpful.) What does FX mean in the context of a network ...
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Is SAFE new terminology that is replacing RAID? [closed]

I was looking for an external drive enclosure with a RAID controller and found one in Newegg. Looking at Wikipedia, I cannot find information on this "SAFE" terminology. Is this a replacement for ...
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What is the name for a DNS record starting with @? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the meaning of '@' in a DNS zone file? I know that DNS records starting with * are called Wildcard records. What is the name for DNS record starting ...
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Terminology: Bounce versus restart [closed]

I've always heard and used the term "reboot" or "restart" to indicate restarting a server, service or software module. "reboot the server" "restart Tomcat" "restart the XYZ service" Does "bounce" ...
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What to call the box containing the CPU, Graphics Card, etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do you call the main component of a computer system? I have a hard time talking to our techs when I want what I call the "tower" serviced (even though the stickers ...
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Term for system that is “Create, Read” enabled, but “update, delete” disabled?

Researching legal and regulatory compliance for creating systems are tamper resistant, and wondering if there is a term for a system that is "Create, Read" enabled, but "update, delete" disabled.
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Is a child directory “underneath” or “above”?

Is there a defined rule when to use underneath and when to use above when describing a child directory? I have encountered (and used) both: Make sure the config file is stored above the web root. ...