remote host


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

remote host

A computer that resides in some distant location from which data are retrieved. It typically refers to a server in a private network or the public Internet. However, it can also refer to a user's PC in another location that is accessed over the Internet for file transfer or remote control operation. Up until the 1990s, a remote host was almost always a single, centralized computer system that was accessed using terminals directly connected or over private lines or via a dial-up modem. See host, remote control software and centralized processing.
References in periodicals archive ?
Using Linux or Windows CE operating systems, the unit can be quickly configured to access any remote host system through integrated wired or wireless interfaces.
But it lacks a session configuration tool that would give users the ability to set up sessions to a remote host.
Stateful packet inspection, TDI (Transport Driver Interface) filtering, and remote host access control list technologies provide superior protection from hackers, malware and protocol attacks.

Full browser ?