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INTERNET TERMS TERMS TO KNOW 1 Anonymous FTP A traditional form of login to a public ftp site where the username is given as anonymous and the password is your e-mail address for example walthowedelphicom See ftp 2 ArchieTelnetVeronica 1 A storage repository for software data or other materials to be saved and preserved 2 The command and program used to login from one Internet site to another The telnet commandprogram gets you to the login prompt of another host 3 Very Easy Rodent Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerized Archives -- Developed at the University of Nevada Veronica is a constantly updated database of the names of almost every menu item on thousands of gopher servers The Veronica database can be searched from most major gopher menus See Also Gopher 2 A technique of combining multiple files into a single file to enable easier backup handling or transmission Some of the software programs used to archive files are PKZIP WinZip Stuffit and tar Files with the following extensions are likely to be archived sea tar taz taZ tgz and zip See compression 3 ARPANET The network created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency ARPA that became the Internet See the Internet History 4 Backbone A central network connecting other networks together Formerly a network run by the National Science Foundation for the US there are now multiple backbones run by commercial providers such as MCI Sprint UUNET and ATT 5 BBS Bulletin Board System -- A computerized meeting and announcement system that allows people to carry on discussions upload and download files and make announcements without the people being connected to the computer at the same time There are many thousands millions of BBSs around the world most are very small running on a single IBM clone PC with 1 or 2 phone lines Some
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