In this post I am going to list all the Jargons for the reference of the utterly confused, cos once even I was in that stage trying to grasp the meaning of these terms. I know these wouldn’t be much for the core techie people but this would be a great help for the people from the ERP background moving into the technical domain. And I’ll keep on adding more, as and when I remember or come across more of them
So here it is
- FQDN : Stands for “Fully Qualified Domain Name”. The more complex and complete definition can be found at Wikipedia. In general terms of Development Environment it is the Name of your computer including the Domain Name. For Eg, if you have a computer caller “Comp1” or a server called “Server1” which are part of a domain called “mydomain.com”, then the FQDN for that computer would be “Comp1.mydomain.com” and that of the server would be “Server1.mydomain.com”.
- SPN : Stands for Service Principal Names. SPNs was implemented in Kerberos authenticated environment as a security measure to avoid spoofing of network services in a domain. You can find a good read on this topic on Safari Books and on MSDN.
- Kerberos : This is a domain based Network Authentication Protocol. It is used for mutual Identification of Client and Server applications based on a cryptographic token keys. If you’d like to read more about Kerberos you could do that on Wikipedia and directly from its designers at MIT
- Daemon : Another name of Background Services, definitely sounds like a primitive nomenclature. Read more about it at Wikipedia.
- Host Headers : IIS allows you to assign any number of sites to a single IP address and distinguish them by using host headers. When IIS receives a request for a Web page, it looks at the information sent in by the browser. If the browser is HTTP 1.1 compliant (Internet Explorer 3.x and later, or Netscape Navigator 3.x and later), the HTTP header contains the actual domain name requested. IIS uses this to determine which web application should answer the request. Read More about Host Header at IT-Notebook.org.