(IAB) The technical body that oversees the development of the Internet suite of protocols. It has two task forces: the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Internet Research Task Force.
“IAB” previously stood for Internet Activities Board.
- Internet assigned numbers authority
body, networking (IANA) The central registry for various “assigned numbers”: Internet Protocol parameters, such as port, protocol, and enterprise numbers; and options, codes, and types. The currently assigned values are listed in the “Assigned Numbers” document STD 2. To request a number assignment, e-mail . (1994-12-06)
- Internet backbone
communications, networking High-speed networks that carry Internet traffic. These communications networks are provided by companies such as AT&T, GTE, IBM, MCI, Netcom, Sprint, UUNET and consist of high-speed links in the T1, T3, OC1 and OC3 ranges. The backbones carry Internet traffic around the world and meet at Network Access Points (NAPs). Internet Service Providers […]
[sahy-ber-ka-fey ‐kuh-fey] /ˈsaɪ bər kæˌfeɪ ‐kəˌfeɪ/ noun 1. a café, coffee bar, etc., that offers Internet access on its own computers or on customer’s laptops, usually for a fee. /ˈsaɪbəˌkæfeɪ; -ˌkæfɪ/ noun 1. a café with computer equipment that gives public access to the internet noun a café or coffee shop where one may use […]
- Internet chess server
networking, games An interactive meeting-place on the Internet where people can play chess against each other. Usenet newsgroup: news:alt.chess.ics. [Server address?] (1995-03-25)