Terminology

An A-Z overview of terminology information.

A

ACL – Access Control Lists.

ADSL – Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.

ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute.

APAccess Point.

ARPAddress Resolution Protocol.

ARPANETAdvanced Research Projects Agency Network.

ASRGAnit-Spam Research Group.

AUX – Auxiliary.

B

BOOTPBootstrap Protocol.

BOYDBring Your Own Device.

C

CENELECEuropean Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.

CFRGCrypto Forum Research Group.

CIO – Chief Information Officer.

CLI – Command-Line Interface.

CSACanadian Standards Association.

D

DDoS – Distributed Denial of Service

DECDigital Equipment Corporation.

DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

DNSDomain Name System.

DoSDenial of Service.

DSL – Digital Subscriber Line.

DTEData Terminal Equipment.

E

EIAElectronic Industries Alliance.

EIGRPEnhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol.

EoC – Ethernet over Copper.

ETSIEuropean Telecommunications Standards Institute.

F

FC Furrule Connector.

FCCFederal Communication Commission.

FDD – Fiber Distributed Data

FTTHFiber-to-the-home.

FTTP Fiber-to-the-premises.

FTP File Transfer Protocol.

G

Gb/s – Gigabits per second.

GUI – Graphical User Interface.

H

HFC Hybrid Fiber Coax.

HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol.

I

IAB – Internet Architecture Board.

IAMP Internet Message Access Protocol.

IANAInternet Assigned Numbers Authority.

ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IESGInternet Engineering Steering Group.

IETF – Internet Engineering Task Force.

IMInstant Messaging.

IMPInstant Message Processor.

IOE – Internet Of Everything.

IOS – Internet Operating System.

IP – Internet Protocol.

IPS – Intrusion Prevention Systems.

IPTV Internet Protocol Television.

IPX Internetwork Packet Exchange.

IRTFInternet Research Task Force.

ISDN – Intergrated Services Digital Network

ISOThe International Organization for Standardization.

ISOCThe Internet Society.

ISRIntergrated Service Router.

ITU-TInternational Telecommunications Union-Telecommunications Standardization.

J

JSA/JISJapanese Standards Association.

K

Kbps Kilobits per second – 1000 bits per second.

L

LAN Local Area Network.

LC Lucent Connection.

LEDsLight Emitting Diodes.

M

MAN – Metropolitan Area Network.

Mb/s or Mbps – Megabits per second.

MMFMultimode Fiber.

MOTD – Message Of The Day.

N

NATNetwork Address Translation.

NCP – Network Control Protocol.

NICNetwork Interface Card.

NVRAMNon Volatile RAM.

O

OS – Operating System.

OSIOpen Systems Interconnection.

OSPF – Open Short Path First.

OTDROptical Time Domain Reflectometer.

P

P2PRGPeer-to-Peer Research Group.

PARCXENOX Palo Alto Research Center.

PDU Protocol Data Unit.

POPPost Office Protocol.

PPP Point-to-Point Protocol.

Privileged EXECPrivileged Executive mode.

Q

QoS Quality of Service.

R

RAM – Random Access Memory.

RFCRequest for Commands.

RRG Router Research Group.

S

SAN – Storage Area Network.

SCSubscriber Connection.

SDSL – Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line.

SLIP – Serial Line Interface Protocol.

SMA Sub Miniature A.

SMFSingle Mode Fiber.

SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol.

SPService Provider.

SPXSequenced Packet Exchange.

SSH – Secure Shell Protocol.

ST Straight Tips.

SVISwitch Virtual Interface.

T

T1, T3, G1, etc – Dedicated lease lines.

TCP Transmission Control Protocol.

TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol.

TIATelecommunications Industry Alliance.

U

UDPUser Datagram Protocol.

User EXEC – User Executive mode.

V

VLAN – Virtual Local Area Network.

VPN – Virtual private Network.

W

WAN – Wide Area Network.

WAPWireless Access Point.

WGWorking Group.

WiMAXWorldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access.

WISP – Wireless Internet Service Provider.

WLAN  Wireless Local Area Network.

WWW – World Wide Web

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