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Sometimes referred to as a 'Challenge Handshake' or 'Challenge Protocol', this is an enquiry signal/message transmitted by a computer, being contacted by another machine, for that machine to identify itself and/or its user. The computer equivalent of 'Halt, who goes there?' An acceptable response from the calling machine will allow contact to proceed, whilst failure to satisfy should result in termination of the communication connection.

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