Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

RAS may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for remote access server, RAS allows users using either TCP/IP, IPX, or NetBUEI from a modem to log onto a Microsoft Windows NT network.

2. Short for row address select or row access strobe, RAS is signal that the CPU or other hardware device, such as a video card, sends to the RAM. The signal contains information about where to locate the data in a row in the computer RAM.

3. RAS is a file extension used for raster graphic files.

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