Connected sequence of alphanumeric characters treated as one
unit of data by a program.
Operating system developed primarily by Sun Microsystems for
use on Sun computers and workstations. SunOS provides
inherent support for UNIX and for TCP/IP.
Rules governing the structure of expressions in a programming
System response to a mistake in the entry of a command.
Abbreviated form of system generation.
Person responsible for configuring, operating, and maintaining
the DocuPrint system, and also for installing client software on
Process whereby the system is made ready to operate. Typically
involves selecting the operative parameters and activating the
Total description of logical structure, formats, and protocols of
operation sequences for transmitting an information unit through
the communication system. Developed by IBM for distributed
The transfer of data via telephone lines.
Data transfer via telecommunication lines for processing among
various remote terminals and the central processing unit (CPU).
In data processing systems, the amount of data that can be
processed, transmitted, printed, etc., in a specified unit of time.
Network topology in which a control packet or token is passed
from station to station in sequential order. Stations needing
access must wait for the token before transmitting data. In a
Token Ring, the next logical station receiving the token is also the
next physical station.
Method of data processing in which files are updated and results
are generated immediately after data entry.
1. In data communications, the conversion of one code to
another on a character-by-character basis.
2. In programming, the function of a language processor which
converts a source program from one programming language
In data communications, the rate at which data is passed
through communication lines, usually measured in bits per inch
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