Glossary - V
- CCITT standard for a 9.6 Kbps two-wire full duplex modem operating
on a regular dial-up or 2-wire leased lines.
- 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.
- 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.
- CCITT error correction standard that can be used with V.32, V.32bis, and V.34.
- 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.
- 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.
- a search tool for navigating the global collection of Gopher servers,
collectively referred to as Gopherspace.
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