Short for Internet International Ad Hoc Committee, the international organization responsible for managing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). The Committee was dissolved on May 1, 1997
Short for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an organization working under the auspices of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) that is responsible for assigning new Internet-wide IP addresses.
- Internet Access Provider (IAP)
Short for Internet Access Provider, a company that provides access to the Internet. IAPs generally provide dial-up access through a modem and PPP connection, though companies that offer Internet access with other devices, such as cable modemsor wireless connections, could also be considered IAPs. The terms IAPs and ISP (Internet Service Providers) are often used […]
Short for Inter-Asterisk eXchange, IAX is the native Asterisk PBX protocol and is now supported by many VoIP platforms. It has a number of advantages over SIP including bandwidth efficiency, it uses a single UDP port, 4569, so it slides through NAT with ease, and since it is a binary protocol, it is more difficult […]
Short for International Business Machines, the largest computer company in the world. IBM started in 1911 as a producer of punch card tabulating machines. In 1953, it introduced its first computer, the 701. During the 60’s and 70’s, IBM came to dominate the new field of mainframe and minicomputers. In 1981, IBM launched its first […]
- IBM PC
Refers to a family of personal computers produced by IBM. The term can also refer to computers that conform to set of loosely controlled standards. These are also called IBM clones , IBM compatibles , or simply compatibles. These terms are actually misnomers because many of the PCs produced by IBM do not conform to […]