A backup operation that automatically switches to a standby database, server or network if the primary system fails or is temporarily shut down for servicing. Failover is an important fault tolerance function of mission-critical systems that rely on constant accessibility. Failover automatically and transparently to the user redirects requests from the failed or down system to the backup system that mimics the operations of the primary system.
- fair dealing
The U.K. and Canadian legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism and review, reporting of news or educational purposes; similar to fair use in U.S. but based more on legislation than on case law.
- fair use
A U.S. legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism or educational purposes. Fair use is based on case-law precedents derived from general principles. The term is often misapplied to refer to the reasonable expectations of consumers to be able to use purchased content on […]
- fairly fast packet filter
Fairly fast packet filter (FFPF), an alternative platform for network monitoring under Linux. It is a stream-based networking subsystem for Linux that spans from hardware to userspace to offer high-speed communication paths to all applications. It transparently supports specialized hardware resources and in-kernel processing through safe functional units. FFPF is licensed under the GNU Lesser […]
- fake copy listings
Refers to stealing or illegal republishing of Web content at a URL different than the original source. The goal of fake copy listings is to register that information with search engines. Unscrupulous companies do this in order to obtain better search engine rankings on specific keywords.
- False Acceptance
(fâls ak-sep´t&ns) (n.) In biometrics, the instance of a security system incorrectly verifying or identifying an unauthorized person. Also referred to as a type II error, a false acceptance typically is considered the most serious of biometric security errors as it gives unauthorized users access to systems that expressly are trying to keep them out. […]