LAN (Local Area Network)

LAN is the abbreviation used to describe a Local Area Network. The term “Local Area Network” refers to a computer network that covers a small physical area, usually confined to one building or a small group of buildings e.g. a home network or a business network. A LAN is usually implemented to connect local workstations,[..]


The term latency is an expression for the period of time taken to send a data packet from a source to the intended destination, the higher the latency the slower the data transmission. This incorporates all elements of the file sending process – including encoding, transmission, and decoding. Certain delivery protocols such as FTP are[..]


LDAP is a type of external authentication that can provide rich details about authenticated users, including email address, group membership and client certificates. LDAP connection use TCP port 389 but can (and should) be secured with SSL.  When LDAP is secured in this manner, it typically uses TCP port 636 and is often referred to[..]


LDAPS refers to LDAP connections secured with SSL, typically over TCP port 636. See “LDAP” for more information.

Leased Line

A leased line is a dedicated, communications line set up between 2 end points by a telecommunications specialist. Not physical in nature, leased lines are in reality a reserved circuit and do not have a telephone number, each side of the circuit being permanently connected to the other. Leased lines can be used for telephone[..]