Flooding is a Denial of Service (DoS) attack that is designed to bring a network or service down by flooding it with large amounts of traffic. Flood attacks occur when a network or service becomes so weighed down with packets initiating incomplete connection requests that it can no longer process genuine connection requests. By flooding a server or host with connections that cannot be completed, the flood attack eventually fills the host��s memory buffer. Once this buffer is full no further connections can be made, and the result is a Denial of Service.
- Flynns taxonomy
First proposed by Michael J. Flynn in 1966, Flynn’s taxonomy is a specific classification of parallel computer architectures that are based on the number of concurrent instruction (single or multiple) and data streams (single or multiple) available in the architecture. The four categories in Flynn’s taxonomy are the following: (SISD) single instruction, single data (MISD) […]
(1) Short for fax over Internet protocol. (2) Short for Fraud over Internet Protocol.
- Foreign Interface Harness
Abbreviated as FIH, Foreign Interface Harness is a port that enables Hewlett-Packard (HP) multifunction printers (MFP) to use third party devices to extend the capabilities of the MFP. Using the FIH with third-party equipment allows you to track information about copies produced on an HP Digital Copy module. Additionally the FIH can also expand the […]
Short for four character code, FourCC is a sequence of four byte characters that identifies data formats. The the FourCC of a video tells Windows that codec the video contains. FourCC is most commonly associated as the identifier for Microsoft’s AVI format, however FourCC is used by other formats as well. Examples of registered FOURCC […]
- Four Channel Discrete
Four Channel Discrete uses two stereo or four identical amplifiers to produce sound. This system was used in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s and was quite expensive – and the sound reproduction was not suited to LP’s and turntables of the day. Quadraphonic sound lost the battle during this time as another sound reproduction […]