An addressable call endpoint – a software structure that binds a dialed digit string to a voice port or IP address of the destination gateway. Several dial peers always exist on each router in the network, and at least two dial peers will be involved in making a call across the network, one on the originating end and one on the terminating end. In Voice over IP, there are two kinds of dial peers: POTS and VoIP. VoIP peers point to specific VoIP devices.
- dial peer hunting
Dial peer hunting is the process used when an originating router tries to establish a call on different dial peers if the originating router receives a user-busy invalid number or an unassigned-number disconnect cause code from a destination router.
- Dial-Up Access
Refers to connecting a device to a network via a modem and a public telephone network. Dial-up access is really just like a phone connection, except that the parties at the two ends are computer devices rather than people. Because dial-up access uses normal telephone lines, the quality of the connection is not always good […]
A program that is often used to maliciously redirect Internet connections. When used in a malicious way, it disconnects the legitimate telephone connection used to connect to the Internet and re-connects via a premium rate number (1-900 numbers). Often, the first indication a user has of this activity is an extremely expensive phone bill, as […]
- Dialog Box
)A box that appears on a display screen to present information or request input. Typically, dialog boxes are temporary — they disappear once you have entered the requested information. In the Macintosh and Microsoft Windows interfaces, there is a convention that any menu option followed by ellipsis points (… ) will, when selected, bring up […]
- dictionary attack
(n.) (1) A method used to break security systems, specifically password-based security systems, in which the attacker systematically tests all possible passwords beginning with words that have a higher possibility of being used, such as names and places. The word “dictionary” refers to the attacker exhausting all of the words in a dictionary in an […]