A set of network protocol layers that work together. The OSI Reference Model that defines seven protocol layers is often called a stack, as is the set of TCP/IP protocols that define communication over the internet.
The term stack also refers to the actual software that processes the protocols. So, for example, programmers sometimes talk about loading a stack, which means to load the software required to use a specific set of protocols. Another common phrase is binding a stack, which refers to linking a set of network protocols to a network interface card (NIC). Every NIC must have at least one stack bound to it.
In Windows, the TCP/IP stack is implemented by the Winsock DLL.
1) An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard for later stages. 2) An original, full-scale, and usually working model of a new product or new version of an existing product. 3) An early, typical example.
(n.) (1) The process of providing users with access to data and technology resources. The term typically is used in reference to enterprise-level resource management. Provisioning can be thought of as a combination of the duties of the human resources and IT departments in an enterprise, where (1) users are given access to data repositories […]
- proximity operator
A type of operator used by some search engines to improve search constraints by instructing the search to look for words that are within a short distance of each other in a document. For example, using a search engine that supports proximity operators, querying the phrase “cable NEAR modem” will instruct the search engine to […]
- proxy cache
(pro´ksē cash) (n.) Also referred to as a Web proxy cache, a function of a proxy server that caches retrieved Web pages on the server’s hard disk so that the page can be quickly retrieved by the same or a different user the next time that page is requested. The proxy cache eases bandwidth requirements […]
An outline of a program, written in a form that can easily be converted into real programming statements. For example, the pseudocode for a bubble sortroutine might be written: while not at end of list compare adjacent elements if second is greater than first switch them get next two elements if elements were switched repeat […]