Gateway (computer program)

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A gateway is a link between two computer programs or systems such as Internet Forums. A gateway acts as a portal between two programs allowing them to share information by communicating using protocols on a computer or between dissimilar computers.

Some examples of common gateways:

  • E-mail <-> News server
  • News server <-> Internet forum
  • RSS aggregators <-> News server
  • XMPP <-> ICQ

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