A bastion host is a gateway between an inside network and an outside network. Used as a security measure, the bastion host is designed to defend against attacks aimed at the inside network.
Depending on a network’s complexity and configuration, a single bastion host may stand guard by itself, or be part of a larger security system with different layers of protection.
- batch capture
A feature in editing programs that allows the system to capture lists or batches of clips from source videotapes.
- batch file
A file that contains a sequence, or batch, of commands. Batch files are useful for storing sets of commands that are always executed together because you can simply enter the name of the batch file instead of entering each command individually. In DOS systems, batch files end with a.BAT extension. For example, the following DOS […]
- Batch Processing
Executing a series of non-interactive jobs all at one time. The term originated in the days when users entered programs on punch cards. They would give a batch of these programmed cards to the system operator, who would feed them into the computer. Batch jobs can be stored up during working hours and then executed […]
- battery pack
(n.) A rechargeable battery used in portable computer devices, such as notebook computers. The most common substances used in computer battery packs are nickel cadmium (Nicad), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), and Lithium Ion. A new type of battery, called a smart battery, provides the computer with information about its power status so that the computer […]
Pronounced bawd, the number of signaling elements that occur each second. The term is named after J.M.E. Baudot, the inventor of the Baudot telegraph code. At slow speeds, only one bit of information (signaling element) is encoded in each electrical change. The baud, therefore, indicates the number of bits per second that are transmitted. For […]