Knowledgebase: Hosting Glossary
Gateway
Posted by Head Nerd in Charge on 30 October 2005 02:26 PM
The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example Prodigy has a gateway that translates between its internal, proprietary e-mail format and Internet e-mail format. Another, sloppier meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to another system, e.g. AOL might be called a gateway to the Internet.
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