Technical Terms and Definitions

CRC - Networking

Cyclic Redundancy Check. A method of insuring data integrity where a calculation is performed using the binary representation of the data itself as the basis of the calculation. The CRC is the numerical result of this calculation and is held separately from the data. The integrity of the data is checked by calculating a new CRC. If the two CRC's match, then there is a high degree of confidence that the data has not changed.