Short for the R��seaux IP Europ��ens Network Coordination Centre. RIPE NCC is one of four regional Internet registries that supply and administer IP addresses. Founded in 1989, RIPE NCC is a non-profit organization. RIPE NCC provides IP numbers to Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia.
Short for Remote Installation Service, a feature of Microsoft’s Windows 2000 Server. RIS allows a network administrator to install the Windows 2000 operating system to any number of client computers simultaneously from a central location. The administrator places images, or versions, of built systems onto a central server and then downloads those images to a […]
Pronounced risk, acronym for reduced instruction set computer, a type of microprocessor that recognizes a relatively limited number of instructions. Until the mid-1980s, the tendency among computer manufacturers was to build increasingly complex CPUs that had ever-larger sets of instructions. At that time, however, a number of computer manufacturers decided to reverse this trend by […]
Short for Registered Jack-11, a four- or six-wire connector used primarily to connect telephone equipment in the United States. RJ-11 connectors are also used to connect some types of local-area networks (LANs), although RJ-45 connectors are more common.
Short for Registered Jack-45, an eight-wire connector used commonly to connect computers onto a local-area networks (LAN), especially Ethernets. RJ-45 connectors look similar to the ubiquitous RJ-11 connectorsused for connecting telephone equipment, but they are somewhat wider.
Short for Run-Length Coding, a standard coding technique for image or video compression. See run-length encoding (RLE).