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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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Admin mode on Procurve Switches

Not being a network expert, I spent some time configuring my network, until I found my mistake: On my HP ProCurve Switch 1810G, I thought that "Admin mode" means whether the administrative interface ...
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Term for a _____ of servers whose network shares are distinct from another _____ of servers [closed]

I'm looking for a term for use in documentation, and felt that SF users would have the more experienced set of terminologies compared to other sites. At work there are development servers in the ...
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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 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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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 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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What is a “VPN Consolidator”

A client recently mentioned using a VPN consolidator for remote access to their server. I've never heard this term used before. Is it some type of slang that I'm not familiar with? I did a bit of ...
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What is the canonical name for domain names with extra parts?

I am confused about domain names (I think) I call these things, i.e. names you can buy, 'domain names' bbc.co.uk google.com I call these things, i.e. extensions of names 'host names' ...
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What is cloud computing?

What does "cloud computing" mean? There seems to be as many definition as there are people talking about it. Some people even say it doesn't exist. Personally, I think the "cloud" is a surge in ...
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What is Data Scrubbing in the context of database?

Even after reading on Data Scrubbing on Wikipedia, I am still not clear on what Data Scrubbing really is when the term is used for database. Is it a formal engineering principal that there is a ...
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What is the DNS root zone and domain?

This might seem like a silly question but I want to get my terminology correct. This was my understanding: DNS root zone = . DNS root domain = (nameless) However, after reading the Wikipedia ...
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Email account terminology

I know how to perform basic through to fairly advanced tasks in on-premises and cloud-based Exchange systems but I still sometimes get confused when trying to use the terminology. Here's what I think ...
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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. ...
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TFS terminology

I would call thingy 'C' a folder, but how should I refer to thingies 'A' and 'B'? The screenshot beflow is from the Visual Studio Source Control Explorer IDE.
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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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What's pgrp in this context?

gdb puts the debugged process in its own pgrp and sets the terminal to that pgrp. (Try e.g. ps j on the PIDs of gdb and your program being debugged.) Quoted from here. And what does it ...
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Ubuntu LTS vs regular release

I was wondering, what is the difference between the LTS (Long Term Support) and the regular versions of Ubuntu? I know, the LTS releases are supported 3 and 5 years (desktop and server), but what ...
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Legalise: What is a “live operating environment” (EULA)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? In the Windows 7 RC EULA, what is meant by "use ... in a live operating environment"? I don't know if I am "in a ...
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Is it correct to use the term “Jumbo” when referring to any packets > 1500 bytes, even those created in software by LRO

I can be a bit of a stickler for correct terminology at work. Recently we have been dealing with the effects of Large Receive Offload on our application. To quote wikipedia "It works by aggregating ...
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What is the difference between SAN vs NAS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the difference between SAN,NAS and DAS? I would like to know the difference between SAN and NAS (explained in basic English before getting too technical). I saw ...
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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 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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Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? and what r definitions of login vs. logon session?

Having been downvoted 4 times for answering in http://serverfault.com/questions/169149/has-windows-xp-support-multiple-remote-login-session-rdp-at-a-time/169153#169153 that Windows XP supports ...
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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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Is there any difference between CIDR & VLSM?

As I understand it, the terms Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) and Variable-Length Subnet Masking (VLSM) effectively refer to the same thing. Is there any noteworthy difference between the ...
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What is Infiniband? [closed]

What is Infiniband? What I have found is its a fabric switch network medium used for high performance computing. But more specificly what is it? Is it networking medium in the same way as cat5e is to ...