Sometimes spelled as one word, a news reader is a client application that enables you to read messages posted to Internet newsgroups, and to post your own messages. Both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator come with news readers, but there are also freeware, shareware and commercial stand-alone news readers.
- news service provider
Abbreviated NSP, a typically commercial organization that provides Usenet news as its primary or sole activity.
Same as forum, an on-line discussion group. On the Internet, there are literally thousands of newsgroups covering every conceivable interest. To view and post messages to a newsgroup, you need a news reader, a program that runs on your computer and connects you to a news server on the Internet.
Shortened form of newspaper and informational letter. Generally used to describe a periodic publication distributed by e-mail to an opt-in list of subscribers. Newsletters are normally used by organizations or owners of a Web site to communicate with their readers. Some companies may sell targeted ads within their newsletters. Also called e-newsletter, eNewsletter, E-mail newsletter, […]
- next hop
Common routing term that indicates the IP address of the next hop to which packets for the entry should be forwarded.
Half of an eight-bit byte – four bits. Nibbles are important in hexadecimal and BCD representations. The term is sometimes spelled nybble.