Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

IP address

A unique number that identifies a workstation on a TCP/IP network and specifies routing information. Each workstation on a network must be assigned a unique IP address, which consists of the network ID, plus a unique host ID assigned by the network administrator. This address is usually represented in dot-decimal notation, with the decimal values separated by a period (for example 123.45.6.24).

A 32-bit address used to identify a node on a network. Each node on the network must be assigned a unique address in dotted decimal notation, such as 125.132.42.7. See also local IP address, remote IP address.

A unique number that identifies a workstation on a TCP/IP network and specifies routing information. Each workstation on a network must be assigned a unique IP address, which consists of the network ID, plus a unique host ID assigned by the network administrator. This address is usually represented in dot-decimal notation, with the decimal values separated by a period (for example, 123.45.6.24).

An identifier for a computer or other device on a TCP/IP network, written as four eight-bit numbers separated by periods. Messages and other data are routed on the network according to their destination IP addresses. See also virtual IP address.

An identifier for a computer or other device on a TCP/IP network, written as four eight-bit numbers separated by periods. Messages and other data are routed on the network according to their destination IP addresses.

See also virtual IP address

A unique number consisting of four parts separated by dots, (IP) Internet Protocol address, that identifies a computer on the LAN.

IP address is a unique number that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network.

A unique number that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network.

IP address is a unique number that the devices use to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network.