Browse Definitions :
Definition

Ph

Ph is an Internet facility that lets you search for someone's e-mail address if their e-mail provider has a Ph server program. A Ph client program comes with Eudora, a popular e-mail program (click on "Tools," then "Directory Services"), as well as with other programs. To use Ph, you need to know at what university or other organization the person you're looking for is located. A large number of universities and research institutions maintain a directory of e-mail users. In addition, several large Web portal sites, including AltaVista and Bigfoot, have Ph directories. To search using Ph, you need to enter the server name for the location you're searching at and then the person's name. A number of places provide lists of servers. Several Web sites provide a forms interface that includes the server list in order to make searching easy and quick.

Some places use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ( LDAP ) and convert a Ph query to LDAP and return the result in Ph. Ph is somewhat similar to another Internet facility, Finger , which lets you search for a name if you know the e-mail address. Ph is sometimes referred to as Qi or Ph/Qi. A Ph response may include other information besides an e-mail address.

This was last updated in April 2005

SearchCompliance

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

  • information governance

    Information governance is a holistic approach to managing corporate information by implementing processes, roles, controls and ...

  • enterprise document management (EDM)

    Enterprise document management (EDM) is a strategy for overseeing an organization's paper and electronic documents so they can be...

SearchSecurity

  • information security (infosec)

    Information security, often shortened to infosec, is the practice, policies and principles to protect data and other kinds of ...

  • denial-of-service attack

    A denial-of-service (DoS) attack is a security event that occurs when an attacker makes it impossible for legitimate users to ...

  • user authentication

    User authentication verifies the identity of a user attempting to gain access to a network or computing resource by authorizing a...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage

  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

  • cloud testing

    Cloud testing is the process of using the cloud computing resources of a third-party service provider to test software ...

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

Close