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Yahoo!: n. The first major online Web-based directory and search engine
for Internet resources, which can be found at http://www.yahoo.com. See also search engine (definition 2).
Yellow Pages: n. 1. The former name of
a UNIX utility, provided by SunSoft (Sun Microsystems system software), that maintains a central database of names
and locations of the resources on a network. The Yellow Pages enable processes on any node to locate resources
by name. This utility is now known formally as NIS (Network Information Service). 2. InterNIC Registration Services'
database of domain names and their IP addresses. See also domain name, IP address. 3. Any of several Internet business
directory services. Some are print publications, some are strictly electronic, and some are both.
Ymodem: n. A variation of the Xmodem file transfer protocol that includes the
following enhancements: the ability to transfer information in 1-kilobyte (1,024-byte) blocks, the ability to send
multiple files (batch file transmission), cyclical redundancy checking (CRC), and the ability to abort transfer
by transmitting two CAN (cancel) characters in a row. See also CRC, Xmodem.
yocto-: prefix A metric prefix meaning 10-24 (one septillionth in the American system).
yotta-: prefix Metric prefix meaning 1024 (one septillion in the American system).
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