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C Glossary


A program which is part of the operating system of a computer and controls part of the computer hardware.


A program developed by HELIOS for Mac networks. It allows among other things the sharing of hard disks (file server functionality) and printers (print server functionality), and uses the TCP/IP and AFP protocols for network communications. Since EtherShare is compatible with PCShare and WebShare, Mac users can share network printers and files with Mac, Web, and UNIX users, too.


An optional add-on, which considerably speeds up print spooling if you are printing DTP layouts containing large high-resolution images. OPI (Open Prepress Interface) is an interface specification which was developed by Aldus Corp.


PDC (Primary Domain Controller) can be 1. In Windows NT, a database providing a centralized administration site for resources and user accounts. The database allows users to log onto the domain, rather than onto a specific host machine. A separate account database keeps track of the machines in the domain and allocates the domain’s resources to users. 2. In any local area network, the server that maintains the master copy of the domain’s user accounts database and that validates logon requests.


The Server Message Block protocol (SMB protocol) provides a method for client applications in a computer to read and write files to, and request services from server programs in a computer network. The SMB protocol can be used over the internet on top of its TCP/IP protocol or on top of other network protocols such as Packet Exchange and NetBEUI. Using the SMB protocol, an application (or the user of an application) can access files at a remote server as well as other resources, including printers, mailslots, and named pipes. Thus, a client application can read, create, and update files on the remote server. It can also communicate with any server program that is set up to receive an SMB client request.

Microsoft Windows operating systems since Windows 95 include client and server SMB protocol support.

Common Internet File System (CIFS) is a proposed standard protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computers on the network. CIFS uses the client/server programming model. A client program makes a request of a server program (usually in another computer) for access to a file or to pass a message to a program that runs in the server computer. The server takes the requested action and returns a response. CIFS is a public or open variation of the SMB protocol developed and used by Microsoft. The SMB Protocol is widely used in today’s local area networks for server file access and printing.

Like the SMB protocol, CIFS runs at a higher level and uses the internet’s TCP/IP protocol. CIFS is viewed as a complement to the existing internet application protocols such as FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol).

CIFS lets you:


An internet network is a virtual data network specification based on a packet-oriented protocol (the internet protocol = IP) which allows data to be transferred between otherwise incompatible networks. Thus, the internet specification describes a hardware-independent data protocol that lies above the hardware protocol (such as Ethernet). The Internet Protocol (IP), however, is only able to exchange data packets between computers. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) extends this ability to allow processes to be addressed on the target computer and to improve the reliability of the inter-process communication. TCP/IP has been implemented by all major software and hardware providers.


WebShare is a high-performance HELIOS file server which enables fast and secure real time file access via any web browser. Since WebShare is compatible with PCShare and EtherShare, Web users can share network printers and files with Mac, Windows, and UNIX users, too.


A group of users working on a common project and sharing computer files, often over a local area network.


Any computer which is not used as a server connected to a network for example a Mac computer, or a PC-compatible computer.

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