IP blocking is a form of security used on mail, Web or any other Internet servers to block connections from a specific IP address or range of addresses that are considered undesirable or hostile. For example, a Web site forum administrator who sees spam or unwanted posts from a user may block that user’s IP address to prevent them from using the discussion board.
See IP address.
- IP phone
A phone that sends traffic over a TCP/IP network. IP phones are typically used for VoIP applications.
- IP spoofing
(ī-pē spoof´ing) (n.) A technique used to gain unauthorized access to computers, whereby the intruder sends messages to a computer with an IP address indicating that the message is coming from a trusted host. To engage in IP spoofing, a hacker must first use a variety of techniques to find an IP address of a […]
- IP switching
(n.) A type of IP routing developed by Ipsilon Networks, Inc. Unlike conventional routers, IP switching routers use ATM hardware to speed packets through networks. Although the technology is new, it appears to be considerably faster than older router techniques.
Short for IP Security, a set of protocols developed by the IETF to support secure exchange of packets at the IP layer. IPsec has been deployed widely to implement Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). IPsec supports two encryption modes: Transport and Tunnel. Transport mode encrypts only the data portion (payload) of each packet, but leaves the […]
Acronym for International Roaming Access Protocols. The International Roaming Access Protocols (IRAP) is a selection of methods for constructing wireless infrastructures. * This is a set of proven, standards-based interfaces that establish a common baseline of features to facilitate seamless network interoperability. IRAP is an open framework, or profiles of a set of core protocols, […]