networking, standard, body
(IETF) The IETF is a large, open international community of network designers, operators, vendors and researchers whose purpose is to coordinate the operation, management and evolution of the Internet and to resolve short- and mid-range protocol and architectural issues. It is a major source of proposals for protocol standards which are submitted to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for final approval. The IETF meets three times a year and extensive minutes are included in the IETF Proceedings.
The IETF Secretariat, run by The Corporation for National Research Initiatives with funding from the US government, maintains an index of Internet-Drafts whereas RFCs are maintained by The Internet Architecture Board.
- Internet experiment note
(IEN) A series of reports pertinent to the Internet. IENs were published in parallel to RFCs and are no longer active. See also Internet-Draft, Request For Comments. (1994-12-08)
- Internet explorer
World-Wide Web (IE, MSIE) Microsoft’s free World-Wide Web browser for Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh. Internet Explorer is the main rival to Netscape Navigator (which runs on many more platforms). Both support the same core features and offer incompatible extensions. Microsoft combined later versions of IE with their file system browser, “Explorer” […]
- Internet express
An Internet provider in Colorado Springs, USA. Formerly called the Community News Service. They provide SLIP accounts at no extra charge. (1994-12-08)
- Internet foundation classes
language, library, programming, standard (IFC) A library of classes used in the creation of Java applets with GUIs. Created by Netscape, the Internet Foundation Classes provide GUI elements, as well as classes for Applications Services, Security, Messaging, and Distributed Objects. The IFC code, which is exclusively Java, is layered on top of the Java Abstract […]