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1. n. [common] 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. [rare] To log in to a remote machine,
esp. via rlogin or telnet. "I'll hop over to foovax to FTP that."
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.