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Alias = An alias is a sort of e-mail mask, to better describe a trip.net alias would be if an e-mail is sent to an alias, the e-mail would actually go to a separate e-mail that was assigned to the alias or mask.

Alpine Excursion = Token name for trip.net ISDN products.

Bandwidth On Demand (BOD) = A dedicated 64k ISDN connection. The connection stays at 64k, however, when extra speed is needed (large downloads etc.) the line jumps to 128k. The bonus is that the account holder doesn't pay for the dedicated 128k line, but receives the speed when needed.

DSL = (Digital Subscriber Line) is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines. xDSL refers to different variations of DSL, such as ADSL, HDSL, and RADSL. Assuming your home or small business is close enough to a telephone company central office that offers DSL service, you may be able to receive data at rates up to 6.1 megabits (millions of bits) per second (of a theoretical 8.448 megabits per second), enabling continuous transmission of motion video, audio, and even 3-D effects. More typically, individual connections will provide from 1.544 Mbps to 512 Kbps downstream and about 128 Kbps upstream. A DSL line can carry both data and voice signals and the data part of the line is continuously connected. DSL installations began in 1998 and will continue at a greatly increased pace through the next decade in a number of communities in the US and elsewhere. DSL is expected to replace ISDN in many areas and to compete with the cable modem in bringing multimedia and 3-D to homes and small businesses. Dataquest, a market research firm, forecasts 5.8 million lines installed by the end of 1999.

Dedicated = A dedicated line is a telecommunications path between two points that is available 24 hours a day for use by a designated user (individual or company). It is not shared in common among multiple users as dial-up lines are. A dedicated line can be a physical path owned by the user or rented from a telephone company, in which case it is called a leased line. A synonym is nonswitched line (as opposed to a switched or dial-up line).

Destination DSL = Token name for trip.net DSL products.

Dial Up = Dial-up pertains to a telephone connection in a system of many lines shared by many users. A dial-up connection is established and maintained for a limited time duration.

Domain = On the Internet, a domain consists of a set of network addresses. This domain is organized in levels. The top level identifies geographic or purpose commonality (for example, the nation that the domain covers or a category such as "commercial"). The second level identifies a unique place within the top level domain and is, in fact, equivalent to a unique address on the Internet (or IP). Lower levels of domain may also be used.

Domain Name = A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name www.totalbaseball.com locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point and a particular host server named "www". The "com" part of the domain name reflects the purpose of the organization or entity (in this example, "commercial") and is called the top-level domain name. The "totalbaseball" part of the domain name defines the organization or entity and together with the top-level is called the second-level domain name. The second-level domain name maps to and can be thought of as the "readable" version of the Internet address.

E-mail = E-mail (electronic mail) is the exchange of computer-stored messages by telecommunication. (Some publications spell it e-mail; we prefer the currently more established spelling of e-mail.) E-mail messages are usually encoded in ASCII text. However, you can also send non-text files, such as graphic images and sound files, as attachments sent in binary streams. E-mail was one of the first uses of the Internet and is still the most popular use. A large percentage of the total traffic over the Internet is e-mail. E-mail can also be exchanged between online service users and in networks other than the Internet, both public and private.

FleX mail = Different names such as; @mightyjoe.com, @amberwaves.com, @marytylermore.com and so on, trip.net users have the option of picking another e-mail form our FleX mail pool.

ISDN = Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire as well as over other media. Home and business users who install ISDN adapters (in place of their modems) can see highly graphic Web pages arriving very quickly (up to 128 Kbps). ISDN requires adapters at both ends of the transmission so your access provider also needs an ISDN adapter. ISDN is generally available from your phone company in most urban areas in the United States and Europe.

Multiple POP Access = A trip.net feature which will allow one account to have several dial up logins at the same time.

Personalized e-mail = An e-mail name like john or mary. Trip.net policy is to have a new user add a number to their e-mail name to avoid confusion.

POP = A POP (point-of-presence) is the location of an access point to the Internet. A POP necessarily has a unique Internet (IP) address. Your Internet service provider (ISP) or online service provider (OSP) has a point-of-presence on the Internet. The number of POPs that an ISP or OSP has is sometimes used as a measure of its size or growth rate.

Setup Fee = A fee assigned for setting aside server space and the use of e-mail names and logins.

Web Hosting = Supplying the space and access for a registered web site, such as; yourname.com.

Web Trans Rate = (Web Transfer Rate), is the amount of transfer (in Megabytes) from the trip.net servers to whom ever that is accessing the pages of a trip.net user site or Domain site hosted on the trip.net server.

World Safari = Token name for trip.net dial up accounts.

Web space = Space set aside on the trip.net servers for the account holder to place html pages, and serve as e-mail storage. Trip.net user space is intended for personal, noncommercial use.

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