Acronym for Common Address Redundancy Protocol. CARP is a free alternative to the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). Its primary purpose is to allow multiple hosts on the same network segment to share an IP address. CARP works by allowing a group of hosts on the same network segment to share an IP address. This group of hosts is referred to as a redundancy group. The redundancy group is assigned an IP address that is shared among the group members. Within the group, one host is designated the master and the rest as back-ups. The master host is the one that currently holds the shared IP. It responds to any traffic or ARP requests directed towards it. Each host may belong to more than one redundancy group at a time. [Adapted from OpenBSD.org]
Short for Computer Aided Software Engineering, a category of softwarethat provides a development environment for programming teams. CASE systems offer tools to automate, manage and simplify the development process. These can include tools for: Summarizing initial requirements Developing flow diagrams Scheduling development tasks Preparing documentation Controlling software versions Developing program code Various companies offer CASE […]
Short for constant angular velocity, a technique for accessing data off of rotating disks. With CAV, the disk rotates at a constant speed regardless of what area of the disk is being accessed. This differs from Constant Linear Velocity (CLV), which rotates the disk faster for inner tracks. Disk drives use CAV, whereas CD-ROMs generally […]
On eBay, eBay alternatives, and classified ad Web sites, CAYOR is an abbreviation used to mean cash at your own risk. This abbreviation is used by the seller to indicate that if the buyer chooses to pay cash for the item, and mail cash to the seller, the buyer is not responsible for missing or […]
Short for Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework, it is a standard format for exchanging biometric data between different biometric devices and systems.
Short for constant bit rate, or Class A quality of service, an ATM bandwidth-allocation service that requires the user to determine a fixed bandwidth requirement at the time the connection is set up so that the data can be sent in a steady stream. CBR service is often used when transmitting fixed-rate uncompressed video. Compare […]