(n.) In Internet terminology, a generic name for a list of e-mail addresses or IP addresses that are considered to be spam free. Whitelists are used frequently with e-mail applications to allow users to compile lists of senders they wish to receive e-mail from. This list overrides any blacklists and spam filters, and allows the e-mails to be delivered to the users inbox instead of filtered out as spam.
(v.) To place an e-mail address or an IP address on a list of accepted senders.
Whitelist may also be seen written as white list or white-list. Contrast with blacklist.
Refers to all characters that appear as blanks on a display screen or printer. This includes the space character, the tab character, and sometimes other special characters that do not have a visual form (for example, the bell character and null character).
An Internet utility that returns information about a domain name or IP address. For example, if you enter a domain name such as microsoft.com, whois will return the name and address of the domain’s owner (in this case, Microsoft Corporation).
- wide area data services
Abbreviated as WADS, wide area data services (or WDS) is a superset of smaller market segments that include WAN optimization, WAFS (wide-area file services), and application acceleration. Wide area data services enable the consolidation of file servers from remote sites to the data center without compromising end user performance and also enable the acceleration of […]
- wide area file services
Wide area file services, or WAFS, is a storage technology that allows businesses and enterprises to access remote data centers as if they were local. WAFS allow multiple agencies to manage data, data archiving and wide area file services products and provide a combination of distributed file systems and caching technology to allow real-time, read-write […]
- Wide-Area Network (WAN)
A computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area networks (LANs). Computers connected to a wide-area network are often connected through public networks, such as the telephone system. They can also be connected through leased lines or satellites. The largest WAN in existence is the […]