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WINS Configuration/Resolution
Short for Windows Internet Naming Service, a system that determines the IP address associated with a particular network computer. This is called name resolution.

Short for write once, read many, an optical disk technology that allows you to write data onto a disk just once. After that, the data is permanent and can be read any number of times.

Unlike CD-ROMs, there is no single standard for WORM disks, which means that they can only be read by the same type of drive that wrote them. This has hampered their acceptance, although they have found a niche market as an archival media.

WORM is also called CD-R.