dial home

French translation: se connectent avec leurs base / avec leurs centrale

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16:04 Apr 2, 2018
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / Cloud networking
English term or phrase: dial home
Deploy access points and switches with ease

Easily configure the access points for the service provider

Deliver the access points to the assigned locations

Plug and connect
Once powered, XXX devices *dial home* and collect their configuration.

merci :)
Gwenl
France
Local time: 13:01
French translation:se connectent avec leurs base / avec leurs centrale
Explanation:
when some software "dials home" it means it tries to establish a connection with its "home" - home being another computer (accessible trough some network) from where this software was sent (openly or sneakily - by tricking the user to download some executable file) and which is waiting for a "call".

In this ST it doesn't seems that any foul play is involved - these devices are simply connecting to some central repository (= their "home") from where they will download their settings.

BTW: 20 - 30 years ago (before the Web) computers were most literally dialling other computers using ordinary telephone lines (by means of "dial-up modems" see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access) - nowadays "dialling home" is more a figure of speech to say "connect with some other computer that is expecting the "call" [here = "request for connection"], through any imaginable network - most likely a TCP/IP network, private or the Web)

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Note added at 17 hrs (2018-04-03 09:49:45 GMT)
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le centre / le serveur central ...

se connectent avec leurs base

is what I prefer - you could make a parallel with military ships or airplanes staying in contact with their "base"

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Daryo
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Local time: 12:01
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Merci !
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4 -1se connectent avec leurs base / avec leurs centrale
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[devices] dial home
se connectent avec leurs base / avec leurs centrale


Explanation:
when some software "dials home" it means it tries to establish a connection with its "home" - home being another computer (accessible trough some network) from where this software was sent (openly or sneakily - by tricking the user to download some executable file) and which is waiting for a "call".

In this ST it doesn't seems that any foul play is involved - these devices are simply connecting to some central repository (= their "home") from where they will download their settings.

BTW: 20 - 30 years ago (before the Web) computers were most literally dialling other computers using ordinary telephone lines (by means of "dial-up modems" see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access) - nowadays "dialling home" is more a figure of speech to say "connect with some other computer that is expecting the "call" [here = "request for connection"], through any imaginable network - most likely a TCP/IP network, private or the Web)

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Note added at 17 hrs (2018-04-03 09:49:45 GMT)
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le centre / le serveur central ...

se connectent avec leurs base

is what I prefer - you could make a parallel with military ships or airplanes staying in contact with their "base"



Daryo
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:01
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Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 31
Grading comment
Merci !

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disagree  GILOU: Il y a 3 fautes graves Centrale, accord leur et nom et on dit se connecter à. En outre, une base ne veut rien dire, c'est militaire...C'est un massacre....
5 hrs
  -> apart from copying my answer and adding a very relevant alternative explanation (the whole of "-"!!!) I can't see what is your MT's contribution ... / I almost forgot, you suddenly become expert in Serbian, so you'll understand: караван иде даље ...
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