Short for Point-to-Point Protocol over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). PPPoA relies on two widely accepted standards: PPP and ATM. It is an end-to-end asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) architecture. IP packets travel from the PC over Ethernet to the DSL modem, called the ADSL transceiver unit-remote (ATU-R). The ATU-R adds the PPP protocol to the IP packets and transports them to the carrier’s Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiple (DSLAM) via ATM. It is a technology becoming more popular with DSL providers.
Acronym for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE relies on two widely accepted standards: PPP and Ethernet. PPPoE is a specification for connecting the users on an Ethernet to the Internet through a common broadband medium, such as a single DSL line, wireless device or cable modem. All the users over the Ethernet share a common […]
Short for Palm Query Application, a Web clipping application that allows Palm PDA users to interact wirelessly with Web content.
Short for Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, a new technology for creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) , developed jointly by Microsoft Corporation, U.S. Robotics, and several remote access vendor companies, known collectively as the PPTP Forum. A VPN is a private network of computers that uses the public Internet to connect some nodes. Because the Internet is […]
Pronounced pee-ram, short for parameter RAM. On Macintosh computers, PRAM is a small portion of RAM used to store information about the way the system is configured. For example, parameter RAM holds the date and time, desktop pattern, mouse settings, volume settings, and other control data set with control panels. Parameter RAM is powered by […]
Short for Primary-Rate Interface, a type of ISDN service designed for larger organizations. PRI includes 23 B-channels (30 in Europe) and one D-Channel. In contrast, BRI (Basic-Rate Interface), which is designed for individuals and small businesses, contains just two B-channels and one D-channel. PRI service is generally transmitted through a T-1 line (or an E1 […]