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network protocol

The format and procedure that governs the transmitting and receiving of data in a network. The term comes from the Greek "protokollon," which was the cover page to a manuscript that provided a description of the contents. See protocol stack, communications protocol and OSI.
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In terms of flexibility, SNAPs need to be adaptable to continuously evolving network protocols.
Metaswitch's MPLS network protocol software helps us to achieve this goal.
Licensing a significant package of network protocol software to one of the top providers of networking equipment in the world, not to mention the largest supplier of telco equipment in China, speaks volumes for our software and support," said Phil McConnell, General Manager of Metaswitch's Network Protocols Division.
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PostPath, creator of the Linux-based PostPath Email and Collaboration Server will host a Webinar on December 12, 2006 at 10:00am (Pacific, GMT-8) demonstrating native, network protocol level compatibility with Microsoft Outlook[TM], Active Directory[TM], already installed Exchange Servers, and other email ecosystem applications such as BlackBerry[TM] Included in the webinar will be an explanation of the benefits of adding PostPath to an organization's existing Exchange environment rather then migrating to Exchange 2007.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): This is a cell relay network protocol which encodes data traffic into small fixed sized (53 byte; 48 bytes of data and 5 bytes of header information) cells instead of variable sized packets as in packet-switched networks (such as the Internet Protocol or Ethernet).

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