Glossary Terms - L
See local area network.
A machine on Usenet that talks to only one other machine instead of passing news
onto other machines.
Static on a telephone line that causes trouble for modems and sometimes
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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The process by which you identify yourself to a host computer, usually involving a userid
and a password.
Not a derogatory term. People who merely read discussions online without
contributing to them.
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