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LAN
See local area network.

leaf site
A machine on Usenet that talks to only one other machine instead of passing news onto other machines.

line noise
Static on a telephone line that causes trouble for modems and sometimes leased-line connections.

LISTSERV
A powerful program for automating mailing lists. It currently requires an IBM mainframe, but that requirement may change in the near future.

local area network
Often abbreviated LAN. Two or more computers connected together via network cables. A Windows for Workgroups setup is a typical local area network.

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login
The process by which you identify yourself to a host computer, usually involving a userid and a password.

lurkers
Not a derogatory term. People who merely read discussions online without contributing to them.

 

 

 

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