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hop 1. /n./ One file transmission in a series required to get a file from point A to point B on a store-and-forward network. On such networks (including UUCPNET and FidoNet), an important inter-machine metric is the number of hops in the shortest path between them, which can be more significant than their geographical separation. See bang path. 2. /v./ To log in to a remote machine, esp. via rlogin or telnet. "I'll hop over to foovax to FTP that."


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