Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope

Bind may refer to any of the following:

1. In computer programming, to bind is to create a connection between two or more programming objects for a specified amount of time.

2. In computer networking, bind allows a resource to be sent or received. For example, one may bind a request to TCP/IP indicating that it is ready to receive or send information.

3. In IBM's System Network Architecture, to bind is to set up a session between two logical units or network end points before communicating.

4. When referring to the computer keyboard or gaming, a binding or key binding refers to assigning an action to a single key. For example, a player could bind their keyboard spacebar to shoot a gun in a game, however, another player may have their spacebar key bound to jump their character. Key bindings are usually found within a game's options or controls.

5. BIND is also short for Berkeley Internet Name Domain and is a popular name DNS (domain name system) server software originally designed for BSD.

6. When referring to a shell, bind is a builtin command of the Bash shell.

7. In an MMO game, bind may also refer to a bind point.

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