A shortened form of the word pseudonym, a nym is an anonymous invented name that a person can use in e-mail or in online discussions arenas, such as chat rooms or newsgroups. Some people create nyms because they want to protect their privacy on the Internet, while others create nyms to keep from being identified because they are involved in unethical practices, such as spam.
- nym server
A computer that allows a subscribing user to send and receive e-mail messages using a nym, or assumed name, without revealing the user’s true identity.
Short for OBject EXchange, a communications protocol designed for swapping binary objects between particular devices, using IrDA or Bluetooth. OBEX is usually associated with and optimized for ad-hoc wireless links.
OBI, or Open Buying on the Internet is an e-commerce standard that has been specified by the OBI Consortium. OBI is an open, flexible framework for business-to-business Internet commerce solutions. It is intended for the high volume, low-dollar transactions that account for 80% of most organizations’ purchasing activity. The OBI standard provides access to easy-to-use, […]
- Optical Carrier (OC)
Short for Optical Carrier, used to specify the speed of fiber optic networks conforming to the SONET standard. The table shows the speeds for common OC levels. OC = Speed OC-1 = 51.85 Mbps OC-3 = 155.52 Mbps OC-12 = 622.08 Mbps OC-24 = 1.244 Gbps OC-48 = 2.488 Gbps OC-192 = 9.952 Gbps OC-255 […]
Short for OLE Control Extension, an independent program module that can be accessed by other programs in a Windows environment. OCX controls end with a .ocx extension. OCX controls represent Microsoft’s second generation of control architecture, the first being VBX controls written in Visual Basic. Both VBX and OCX controls have now been superseded by […]