Glossary of Terms






DNS is an acronym for Domain Name System which is a hierarchical naming system for naming computer and other resources on a TCP/IP based network.  One of the most common uses of DNS is translating clear text names of resources to numerical IP addresses.




An exception is a condition that occurs in the operation of pasGuard or the execution of jobs in which either an unexpected or undesirable condition has occurred.  Exceptions are stored in the pasGuard application database when possible and viewable through the user interface or written to the Windows Event viewer when diagnostics mode is enabled or the database is unavailable.




A URL for an HTTP or HTTPS based resource




GUI (or UI) is an acronym for Graphical User Interface and refers to any application component which draws a Window or interacts with a user visually.




IO is an acronym for input/output and represent a stream of information that is provided to an application component or received from an application component during execution.  In pasGuard reference is often made to standard input which is an IO stream of information send to an application, standard error which is an IO stream of exception information received from an application, and standard out which is an IO stream of processing results received normally from an application.


Licensing Agent


The licensing agent is a Windows Service that hosts WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) services that comprise the server portion of the pasGuard license activation/verification/download framework. 




A service (or Windows Service) is a software component that is capable of logging into a host operating system and performing working under its own security context and workspace without requiring a user to be interactively logged on to the host.




TCP/IP is an acronym for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and designates a set of communications protocols used on the Internet and many similarly designed networks or networks that require interoperability with the Internet.




A trace (or stack trace) is a detailed listing of events at a particular moment in time during the execution of a pasGuard function.  Traces are used in debugging failed job executions.




A URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locater and is a string of characters that provides minimally a schema and a hostname.  The full syntax of a URL appears below.  A simple example would be 



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