Direct Access File System (DAFS) is a file-access sharing protocol that uses memory-to-memory interconnect architectures, such as VI and InfiniBand. DAFS is designed for storage area networks (SANs) to provide bulk data transfer directly between the application buffers of two machines without having to packetize the data. With DAFS an application can transfer data to and from application buffers without using the operating system, which frees up the processor and operating system for other processes and allows files to be accessed by servers using several different operating systems.
- Direct Web Remoting (DWR)
A simple hyperdata browser used to navigate the Semantic Web as an unbound set of data sources, such as static RDF files somewhere on the Web or RDF graphs. The browser renders all information about a specific resource as an HTML page, enabling users to visit the linked data (hyperdata) of resources. Disco is a […]
- Discretionary Access Control
In computer security, Discretionary Access Control (DAC) is a type of access control in which a user has complete control over all the programs it owns and executes, and also determines the permissions other users have those those files and programs. Because DAC requires permissions to be assigned to those who need access, DAC is […]
- Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN)
Abbreviated as DTN, Disruption Tolerant Networking is a networking architecture that is designed to provide communications in the most unstable and stressed environments, where the network would normally be subject to frequent and long lasting disruptions and high bit error rates that could severely degrade normal communications. It is an experimental protocol developed by the […]
- Distribution Point
A point within a network where the cable or fiber terminates. This point provides a point of entry for engineers to terminate or test the network.