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Network Acronym List
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Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: March 06, 2001
Category: Information
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Network Acronym List


This list includes just about everything remotely networking related: networking protocols, internet languages, types of internet connections, etc. as long as it's an acronym." In order to submit an acronym that's not here, click here

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


--- A ---
ABM - Asynchronous Balanced Mode
ABR - Available Bit Rate
ACK - Acknowledgement (network related)
ACS - Access Control System
AD - Active Directory
ADN - Advanced Digital Network
aDSL - Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line
AFP - AppleTalk Filing Protocol
AMP - Adapter Management Protocol
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
APPN - Advanced Peer to Peer Networking
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
ARPAnet - Advanced Research Project Agency Network
ASBR - Autonomous System Boundary Router
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AUI - Attachment Unit Interface
--- B ---
B2B - Business to Business
BECN - Backward Explicit Congestion Notification
BER - Bit Error Rate
BGP - Border Gateway Protocol
BIGA - Bus Interface Gate Array
BISDN - Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
--- C ---
CAN - Campus Area Network
CCITT - Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and Telephone
CCS - Common Channel Signaling
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
CDDI - Copper Distributed Data Interface
CGI - Common Gateway Interface
CICS - Customer Information Control System
CIDR - Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CIR - Commited Information Rate
CLNP - Connectionless Network Protocol
CONS - Connection Oriented Network Service
COSP - Connection Oriented Session Protocol
CSMA - Carrier-Sense Multiple Access
CSMA/CD - CSMA with Collision Detection
CSU/DSU - Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit
--- D ---
DACS - Digital Access Cross-connected System
DAP - Directory Access Protocol
DCE - Data Communications Equipment
DDS - Digital Data Storage
DECNet - Digital Equipment Corporation Network
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLC - Data Link Control
DLCI - Data Link Connection Identifier
DNS - Domain Name Service
DSL - Digital Subscriber Line
DVMRP - Distance-Vector Multicast Routing Protocol
--- E ---
EBCDIC - Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
EGP - Exterior Gateway Protocol
--- F ---
FDDI - Fibre Distributed Data Interface
FOIRL - Fibre Optic Inter-Repeater Link
FSP - File Service Protocol
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
--- G ---
GGP - Gateway to Gateway Protocol
GID - Global Information Distribution
GNS - Get Nearest Server
--- H ---
HSSI - High-Speed Serial Interface
HTML - HyperText Markup Language
HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
--- I ---
IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
IAP - Internet Access Provider
IAB - Internet Architecture Board
ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
IDRP - Inter-Domain Routing Protocol
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IESG - Internet Engineering Steering Group
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
IGMP - Internet Group Management Protocol
IGP - Interior Gateway Protocol
InARP - Inverse Address Resolution Protocol
IP - Internet Protocol
IPX - Intergrated Packet Exchange
IPX/SPX - Intergrated Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRTF - Internet Research Task Force
ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO - International Standards Organization
ISP - Internet Service Provider
IDSL - ISDN Digital Subscriber Line
IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
--- J ---
JUNET - Japan UNIX Network
--- K ---
Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
KBps - KiloBytes per second
--- L ---
LAN - Local Area Network
LANE - Local Area Network Emulation
LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LLC - Logical Link Control
--- M ---
MAC - Media Access Control
MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
MAU - Multistation Access Unit
MBps - Megabytes Per Second
Mbps - Megabits Per Second
MIB - Management Information Base
MIME - Multiple Internet Mail Extensions
Modem - Modulate/Demodulate
MRU - Maximum Receive Unit
MTU - Maximum Transmissionn Agent
--- N ---
NAS - Network Attached Storage
NAT - Network Address Translation
NCP - Netware Core Protocol
NDIS - Network Driver Interface Specification
NDP - Neighbor Discovery Protocol
NDS - Novell Directory Services
NetBEUI - NetBIOS Extended User Interface
NetBIOS - Network Basic Input/Output System
NFS - Network File System
NIC - Network Interface Card
NNTP - Network News Transfer Protocol
NTP - Network Time Protocol
NVT - Network Virtual Terminal
--- O ---
ODI - Open Data-link Interface
OSI - Open System Interconnect
OSPF - Open Shortest Path First
--- P ---
P2P - Peer to Peer
PAD - Packet Assembler/Disassembler
PAN - Personal Area Network
PAT - Port Address Translation
Pb - Peta byte
PDU - Protocol Data Unit
PEP - Packet Exchange Protocol
PING - Packet InterNet Groper
POP - Post Office Protocol
POTS - Plain Old Telephone System
PPP - Point to Point Protocol
PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PPTP - Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
PSDN - Packet Switched Data Network
PSTN - Public Switched Telephone Network
PVC - Permanent Virtual Circuit
--- Q ---
QoS - Quality of Service
QoSP - Quality of Service Parameters
--- R ---
RARP - Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RBCS - Remote Boot and Configuration Service
RFC - Request for Comment
RIP - Routing Information Protocol
RPC - Remote Procedure Call
--- S ---
SAN - Storage Area Network
SATAN - Security Analysis Tool for Auditing Networks
SLIP - Serial Line Internet Protocol
SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
S/N - Subnet
SNA - Systems Network Architechture
SNAP - Sub-Network Access Protocol
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
SNTP - Simple Network Time Protocol
SPX - Sequenced Packet Exchange
SQL - Structure Query Language
STP - Shieled Twisted Pair
SSH - Secure Shell
SSL - Secure Socket Layer
SVC - Switched Virtual Circuit
SWAT - Samba Administration Tool
--- T ---
TB - Terabytes
TBps - Terabytes per second
Tbps - Terabits per second
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TOS - Type Of Service
TTL - Time To Live
--- U ---
UDLC - Universal Data Link Control
UDP - User Datagram Protocol
UNC - Universal Naming Convention
URL - Uniform Resource Locator
UTP - Unshieled Twisted Pair
UUEncode - Unix to Unix Encoding
--- V ---
VBR - Variable Bit Rate
VPC - Virtual Path Connection
VPN - Virtual Private Network
--- W ---
WAN - Wide Area Network
WANG - Wide Area Network Group
WINS - Windows Internet Naming Service
WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
--- X ---
XDR - External Data Representation
xDSL - Extended Digital Subscriber Line
XML - Extensible Markup Language
XSL - Extensible Stylesheet Language
XSML - Extensible Stylesheet Markup Language
--- Y ---
--- Z ---
ZCS - Zero Code Suppression


Thanks to everyone for all their submissions and contributions!

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