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.
(1) Short for Digital video express, a new DVD-ROM format promoted by several large Hollywood companies, including Disney, Dreamworks SKG, Paramount and Universal. With Divx, a movie (or other data) loaded onto a DVD-ROM is playable only during a specific time frame, typically two days. As soon as you begin playing a Divx disc, the […]
- DivX HD
The high definition (HD) version of the DivX format. DivX HD supports six-channel, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and delivers 720p HD resolution video at 4Mbps. DivX HD content can be viewed on HDTV with your PC or with a DivX HD DVD player.
- Denial of Service (DoS) Attack
Short for denial-of-service attack, a type of attack on a network that is designed to bring the network to its knees by flooding it with useless traffic. Many DoS attacks, such as the Ping of Death and Teardrop attacks, exploit limitations in the TCP/IP protocols. For all known DoS attacks, there are software fixes that […]
DoCoMo (meaning “anywhere” in Japanese) is a NTT subsidiary and Japan’s biggest mobile service provider, with over 31 million subscribers as of June, 2000. In February, 2000 NTT DoCoMo launched its i-mode service. With over 7 million subscribers, it has overtaken traditional Japanese Internet service providers to become Japan’s biggest Internet access platform. DoCoMo’s i-mode […]
- Dolby Digital
A standard for high-quality digital audio that is used for the sound portion of video stored in digital format, especially videos stored on DVD-ROMs. Dolby Digital delivers 6 channels in the 5.1 configuration: left, right, and center screen channels, separate left and right sounds, and a subwoofer channel. This is sometimes called surround sound or […]