Fasgrolia is the name for the fast -growing language of abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms.
An IP switching protocol developed by 3Com. Fast IP differs from other IP switching in that the end user initiates the process, not a router or switch. The end user establishes a layer 2 connection through source and destination MAC addresses. The originating device sends a packet over layer 3 to the router, which forwards […]
A peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol that has been used by a number of P2P programs and applications, including Kazaa, for the exchange of MP3 files. When connected to the application, users do not communicate with each other. Instead, FastTrack user nodes connect to “supernodes” that index the files users have available for sharing and forward […]
- Federated Identity Manager
Abbreviated as FIM, IBM’s Tivoli Federated Identity Manager is a model for managing identity and providing resource access. Federated Identity Manager can span companies or security domains to provide identities access to information and services without replicating identity and security administration at both companies. Operating systems supported include AIX, HP Unix, Linux, Windows and z/OS.
- Federal Internet Exchange
Abbreviated as FIX, a physical location that serves as the connection point between U.S. federal government agency networks, such as those used by NASA, the Department of Energy and military agencies. There are two FIXes, each named for the coast on which they reside: FIX East (FIX-E), located in College Park, Maryland (at the University […]
- Fibonacci numbers
A series of whole numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Beginning with 0 and 1, the sequence of Fibonacci numbers would be 0,1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, etc. using the formula n = n(-1) + n(-2), where the n(-1) means “the last number before n […]