A network software diagnostic tools created and used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in crime investigation. Carnivore is a Windows-based with packet-sniffing software that is installed at an Internet service provider (ISP) to sniff traffic on a LAN, looking for e-mail messages in transit. The FBI may only use the Carnivore system in places where permission by the system or ISP owner has been granted, or with a a court order as part of an investigation. The FBI has retired Carnivore and now uses commercial products instead.
- Carrier Ethernet
Carrier Ethernet is high speed Ethernet for Metro Area Networks. It defines native Ethernet packet access to the Internet as well as increasing penetration of wireless networks, which present a direct challenge to the traditional SONET telephony infrastructure, and promises Wide Area networking scalable beyond 10Gbps using ubiquitous Ethernet technology. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), […]
Software from Marimba, Inc. of Mountain View, CA (www.marimba.com) that helps administrators install and update applications and information across a network. For example, if a number of users on a network use a version of Microsoft Word that’s been recently updated, the administrator can use Castanet to update the users’ versions without physically installing each […]
Short for Category 5, network cabling that consists of four twisted pairs of copper wire terminated by RJ45 connectors. Cat-5 cabling supports frequencies up to 100 MHz and speeds up to 1000 Mbps. It can be used for ATM, token ring, 1000Base-T, 100Base-T, and 10Base-Tnetworking. Computers hooked up to LANs are connected using Cat-5 cables, […]
A brand name for a line of Intel microprocessors introduced in June, 1998. Celeron chips are based on the same P6 architecture as the Pentium II microprocessor, but are designed for low-cost PCs. They run at somewhat lower clock speeds (266 and 300 MHz) and are not as expandable as Pentium II microprocessors.
- Cell on Wheels
Often referred to as a COW, Cell on Wheels is a portable base station, usually a large truck or a van that is used to provide temporary wireless network capacity. COWs are typically used during special events where a larger number of people will converge on one area, or in disaster areas if the base […]