Short for Digital Living Network Alliance.
Short for Distributed Link Software it is a hypermedia link service that can be used to provide links for users on the World Wide Web. In the same way that a client connects to a remote Web server to access a document, DLS allows the client to connect to a link server to request a […]
Short for Data-Link Switching. DLSw is a means of tunneling Systems Network Architecture (SNA) and NetBIOS traffic over an IP network. Before the development of DLSw, SNA and NetBIOS traffic was transported via Source-Route Bridging (SRB), a protocol for transporting in token ring environments. DLSw uses Switch to Switch protocol instead of SRB between routers […]
Short for Digital Linear Tape, a type of magnetic tape storage device originally developed by DEC and now marketed by several companies. DLTs are ��-inch wide and the cartridges come in several sizes ranging from 20 to over 40 GB. DLT drives are faster than most other types of tape drives, achieving transfer rates of […]
(1) On the Twitter Web site (a free social messaging tool), DM is short for direct message, and it is used to send a private tweet (Twitter update) to a person you are following. (2) Short for deathmatch.
- Direct Memory Access (DMA)
Short for direct memory access, a technique for transferring data from main memory to a device without passing it through the CPU. Computers that have DMA channels can transfer data to and from devices much more quickly than computers without a DMA channel can. This is useful for making quick backups and for real-time applications. […]