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V.32
CCITT standard for a 9.6 Kbps two-wire full duplex modem operating on a regular dial-up or 2-wire leased lines.
V.32bis
newer higher-speed CCITT standard for full-duplex transmission on two-wire leased and dial-up lines at rates from 4.8 to 14.4 Kbps.
V.34
the newest high-speed CCITT standard for full-duplex transmission on two-wire leased and dial-up lines at rates from 4.8 to 28.8 Kbps.
V.42
CCITT error correction standard that can be used with V.32, V.32bis, and V.34.
V.42bis
CCITT data compression standard, capable of compressing files "on the fly" at an average rate of 3.5:1. It can yield speeds of up to 38.4 Kbps on a 9.6 Kbps modem, and up to 115.2 Kbps on a 28.8 modem. If your modem can do this, try to find an Internet service provider that also supports V.42bis. This feature can pay for itself very quickly.
VAX/VMS
The VAX is a Digital Equipment Corporation computer in wide use; VMS (Virtual Memory System) is the name of the proprietary operating system that many of these machines run. Today, many VAXes run UNIX instead of VMS.
Veronica
a search tool for navigating the global collection of Gopher servers, collectively referred to as Gopherspace.

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