Walled garden

On the Internet, a walled garden refers to a browsing environment that controls the information and Web sites the user is able to access. This is a popular method used by ISPs in order to keep the user navigating only … Read the...

Lock-in

The phrase used to describe a Web page that disables the browser’s back button and prevents the user from leaving the page via the back button. The lock-in practice was originally used by pornography Web sites, however, more mainstream Web … Read the...

Blind drop

In malware and virus terminology, a blind drop is a message board, forum, BBS or other Internet site where attackers and botnet nodes can anonymously post or check for messages and new instructions.… Read the...

Reciprocal link

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other: i.e. reciprocal agreements A reciprocal link is an agreement between two webmasters to provide a hyperlink within their own website to each other’s web site. Generally this is done to provide readers with … Read...

LLDP

Called the IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), it is an emerging standard which provides a solution for the configuration issues caused by expanding LANs. LLDP specifically defines a standard method for Ethernet network devices such as switches, routers...

Hybrid routing protocol

Hybrid Routing, commonly referred to as balanced-hybrid routing, is a combination of distance-vector routing, which works by sharing its knowledge of the entire network with its neighbors and link-state routing which works by having the routers tell every router on...