Acronym for Autonomous System
An Autonomous System (AS) is a group of networks under mutual administration that share the same routing methodology. An AS uses an internal gateway protocol and common metrics to route packets within the AS and uses an external gateway protocol to route packets to other Autonomous Systems.
- Applicability Statement 2
Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) is a specification for data exchange, to perform the task of sending and receiving data via a secure connection. It works as a kind of “envelope,” in which data is embedded, so that it is possible to send it using the HTTP-protocol. It is a quick and direct transfer, without using […]
In chat abbreviations ASAP is short for as soon as possible. Chat abbreviations are commonly used in Internet and online communications mediums such as e-mail, IRC, instant messaging, or through SMS.
Acronym for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Pronounced ask-ee, ASCII is a code for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer […]
- ASCII File
A text file in which each byte represents one character according to the ASCII code. Contrast with a binary file, in which there is no one-to-one mapping between bytes and characters. Files that have been formatted with a word processor must be stored and transmitted as binary files to preserve the formatting. ASCII files are […]
(1) Also known as the ‘home keys’ of keys in typing it is the center row of alphabetical letter keys on a typewriter or QWERTY keyboard. The entire home (or center) row consists of A S D F G H J K L. On a QWERTY keyboard, the fingers of the left hand covers the […]