Networking acronyms and abbreviations in software Development

General Networking Acronyms and Abbreviation Used in Software Development

For Abbreviations used in software testing see Acronym and Abbreviation Related to Software Testing

AHS- Abstract Handle Specification ASN.1- Abstract Syntax Notation One AUP- Acceptable Use Policy ACL- Access Control List ACK- acknowledgment AMP- Active Monitor Present ADPCM- Adaptive Pulse Code Modulation ARP- Address Resolution Protocol ADMD- Administration Management Domain AD- Administrative Domain ACF- Advanced Communications Facility APPC- Advanced Program-to-Program Communication ARPANET- Advanced Research Projects Agency Network ANSI- American National Standards Institute ASCII- American Standard Code for Information Interchange AM- Amplitude Modulation AARP- AppleTalk Address Resolution Protocol ADSP- AppleTalk Data Stream Protocol AEP- AppleTalk Echo Protocol AFI- AppleTalk Filing Interface AFP- AppleTalk Filing Protocol ARAP- AppleTalk Remote Access Protocol ASP- AppleTalk Session Protocol ATP- AppleTalk Transaction Protocol AES- Application Environment Specification API- Application Program Interface AOW- Asia and Oceania Workshop ACSE- Association Control Service Element ABM- Asynchronous Balanced Mode ATM- Asynchronous Transfer Mode AFI- Authority and Format Identifier ARQ- Automatic Repeat Request ARS- Automatic Route Selection AS- Autonomous System AUI- Auxiliary Unit Interface
BER- Basic Encoding Rules B-ISDN- Basic-rate ISDN BTAM- Basic Telecommunications Access Method BNC- Bayonet Nut Connector BIND- Berkeley Internet Name Domain BSD- Berkeley Software Distribution BCD- Binary Coded Decimal BSC- Binary Synchronous Communications BOF- Birds Of a Feather BGP- Border Gateway Protocol BBS- Bulletin Board System
CWIS- Campus Wide Information System CD- Carrier Detect CSMA/CA- Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance CSMA/CD- Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection CNode- Catalog Node CRT- Cathode Ray Tube CO- Central Office CHAP- Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol CSU- Channel Service Unit CSDC- Circuit-Switched Digital Capability CIDR- Classless Inter-Domain Routing CTS- Clear To Send CNIDR- Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval CMOT- CMIP Over TCP CNI- Coalition for Networked Information coax- coaxial cable CTERM- Command Terminal Protocol CIX- Commercial Information Exchange COTS- Commercial Off-The-Shelf CCR- Commitment, Concurrency and Recovery CCIS- Common Channel Interoffice Signaling CMIP- Common Management Information Protocol CMIS- Common Management Information Services CATV- Community Antenna Television CERT- Computer Emergency Response Team CIT- Computer Integrated Telephony CONS- Connection Oriented Network Service CLNP- Connectionless Network Protocol CBX- Computerized Branch Exchange CLTP- Connectionless Transport Protocol CAM- Content Addressable Memory CVSD- Continuous Variable-Slope Delta modulation COSINE- Cooperation for Open Systems Interconnection Networking in Europe UTC- Coordinated Universal Time CCIRN- Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks CNRI- Corporation for National Research Initiatives COS- Corporation for Open Systems CREN- Corporation for Research and Educational Networking CICS- Customer Information Control System CPE- Customer Premises Equipment CRC- Cyclic Redundancy Check
DCE- Data Circuit-terminating Equipment DEK- Data Encryption Key DES- Data Encryption Standard DNIC- Data Network Identification Code DSU- Data Service Unit DSR- Data Set Ready DTE- Data Terminal Equipment DTR- Data Terminal Ready DDP- Datagram Delivery Protocol DDS- Dataphone Digital Service DARPA- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DDN- Defense Data Network DISA- Defense Information Systems Agency DACS- Digital Access and Cross-connect System DCM- Digital Circuit Multiplication DELNI- Digital Local Network Interconnect DNA- Digital Network Architecture DTS- Digital Termination Systems DMA- Direct Memory Access DAP- Directory Access Protocol DSA- Directory System Agent DUA- Directory User Agent DOS- Disk Operating System DV algorithm- Distance-Vector algorithm DCE- Distributed Computing Environment DDP- Distributed Data Processing DIA/DCA- Document Interchange Architecture/Document Content Architecture DNS- Domain Name System DIS- Draft International Standard DTMF- Dual Tone Multi-Frequency DAR- Dynamic Adaptive Routing DHCP- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DAS- Dynamically Assigned Socket
EMI- Electromagnetic Interference EDI- Electronic Data Interchange EFF- Electronic Frontier Foundation EIA- Electronic Industries Association ESS- Electronic Switching System EOA- End Of Address EOB- End Of Block EOM- End Of Message ETX- End of Text EOT- End Of Transmission ES- End System ES-IS- End System to Intermediate System EID- Endpoint Identifier EMA- Enterprise Management Architecture ELAP- EtherTalk Link Access Protocol EARN- European Academic and Research Network ECMA- European Computer Manufacturers Association EWOS- European Workshop for Open Systems XO transaction- Exactly-Once transaction XID- Exchange Identification EBCDIC- Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code ESF- Extended Superframe Format EGP- Exterior Gateway Protocol XDR- External Data Representation EHF- Extremely High Frequency ELF- Extremely Low Frequency
FCC- Federal Communications Commission FIX- Federal Information Exchange FIPS- Federal Information Processing Standards FNC- Federal Networking Council FDDI- Fiber Distributed Data Interface FTAM- File Transfer, Access, and Management FTP- File Transfer Protocol FIFO- First In First Out FEC- Forward Error Correction FLEA- Four Letter Extended Acronym FCS- Frame Check Sequence FDM- Frequency Division Multiplexing FM- Frequency Modulation FDX- Full Duplex FQDN- Fully Qualified Domain Name
GAP- Gateway Access Protocol GOSIP- Government OSI Profile GIF- Graphical Interchange Format GMT- Greenwich Mean Time GUS- Guide to the Use of Standards
HDX- Half Duplex hex- hexadecimal HFS- Hierarchical File System HF- High Frequency HDLC- High-level Data Link Control HPCC- High Performance Computing and Communications HIPPI- High Performance Parallel Interface HASP- Houston Automatic Spooling Program
IEEE- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IC- Integrated Circuit ISDN- Integrated Services Digital Network IVDT- Integrated Voice/Data Terminal IDRP- Inter-Domain Routing Protocol IDPR- Inter-Domain Policy Routing IINREN- Interagency Interim National Research and Education Network IEC- Interexchange Carrier IDU- Interface Data Unit IMP- Interface Message Processor IGP- Interior Gateway Protocol IS- Intermediate System IS-IS- Intermediate System to Intermediate System IONL- Internal Organization of the Network Layer ISO- International Organization for Standardization IS- International Standard ITU- International Telecommunications Union ITU-TSS- International Telecommunications Union--- Telecommunications Standards Sector ITB- International Time Bureau IAB- Internet Architecture Board IANA- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol IESG- Internet Engineering Steering Group IETF- Internet Engineering Task Force IEN- Internet Experiment Note IGRP- Internet Gateway Routing Protocol IGMP- Internet Group Multicast Protocol IMAP- Internet Message Access Protocol IMR- Internet Monthly Report IP- Internet Protocol IPCP- Internet Protocol Control Protocol IR- Internet Registry IRC- Internet Relay Chat IRSG- Internet Research Steering Group IRTF- Internet Research Task Force ISOC- Internet Society IPX- Internetwork Packet Exchange INTAP- Interoperability Technology Association for Information Processing ISODE- ISO Development Environment
Job Control Language JCL-
LIFO- Last In First Out LSB- Least Significant Bit/Byte LED- Light Emitting Diode LAP- Link Access Procedure LAP-B- Link Access Procedure-Balanced LAP-D- Link Access Procedure-D channel LCP- Link Control Protocol LS-algorithm- Link-State algorithm LATA- Local Access and Transport Area LAN- Local Area Network LAT- Local Area Transport LLAP- LocalTalk Link Access Protocol LLC- Logical Link Control LU- Logical Unit LEN- Low Entry Networking LF- Low Frequency
MICR- Magnetic Ink Character Recognition MX Record- Mail Exchange Record MIB- Management Information Base MAP- Manufacturing Automation Protocol MPL- Maximum Packet Lifetime MTU- Maximum Transmission Unit MTBF- Mean Time Between Failures MTTR- Mean Time To Repair MAC- Media Access Control MF- Medium Frequency MHS- Message Handling System MTA- Message Transfer Agent MTS- Message Telephone Service MAN- Metropolitan Area Network MNP- Microcom Networking Protocol MIF- Minimum Internetworking Functionality MSB- Most Significant Bit/Byte MVS- Multiple Virtual Systems MIME- Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions MAU- Multistation Access Unit MUD- Multi-User Dungeon MIDI- Musical Instrument Digital Interface
NBP- Name Binding Protocol NCTA- National Cable Television Association NECA- National Exchange Carrier Association NII- National Information Infrastructure NIST- National Institute of Standards and Technology NPTN- National Public Telecomputing Network NREN- National Research and Education Network NSF- National Science Foundation NTIA- National Telecommunications and Information Administration NTSC- National Television System Committee signal NAK- Negative Acknowledgment NAU- Network Addressable Unit NetBIOS- Network Basic Input Output System NCTE- Network Channel Terminating Equipment NCCF- Network Communications Control Facility NCP- Network Control Program NDIS- Network Device Interface Specification NFS- Network File System NIC- Network Information Center NIS- Network Information Services NMS- Network Management System NNTP- Network News Transfer Protocol NOS- Network Operating System NOC- Network Operations Center NSAP- Network Service Access Point NTO- Network Terminal Option NTP- Network Time Protocol NVE- Network Visible Entity NSS- Nodal Switching System NRZ- Non-return to Zero NAPLPS- North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax
ODA- Office Document Architecture OCLC- On-line Computer Library Catalog ODI- Open Datalink Interface ONC- Open Network Computing OSPF- Open Shortest-Path First Interior Gateway Protocol OSF- Open Software Foundation OSI- Open Systems Interconnection OS- Operating System OCR- Optical Character Recognition OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer
PAD- Packet Assembler/Disassembler PAP- Packet Authentication Protocol PDI- Packet Driver Interface PING- Packet Internet Groper PSN- Packet Switch Node PARC- Palo Alto Research Center PIU- Path Information Unit PVC- Permanent Virtual Circuit PCD- Personal Communication Device PCS- Personal Communication Service PC- Personal Computer PCMCIA- Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association PM- Phase Modulation PU- Physical Unit POP- Point Of Presence PPP- Point-to-Point Protocol PIN- Positive, Intrinsic, Negative POP- Post Office Protocol PTT- Postal Telegraph and Telephone PS- Post Script P-ISDN- Primary-rate ISDN PAP- Printer Access Protocol PEM- Privacy Enhanced Mail PABX- Private Automatic Branch Exchange PBX- Private Branch Exchange PRMD- Private Management Domain POSI- Promoting Conference for OSI PCI- Protocol Control Information PDU- Protocol Data Unit PDN- Public Data Network PSTN- Public Switched Telephone Network PUC- Public Utilities Commission PCM- Pulse Code Modulation PDM- Pulse Duration Modulation PWM- Pulse Width Modulation
QOS- Quality Of Service
RF- Radio Frequency RFI- Radio Frequency Interference RTFM- Read the F*cking Manual RO- Receive Only RGB- Red, Green, Blue RBOC- Regional Bell Operating Company RDB- Relational Database RTSE- Reliable Transfer Service Element RFS- Remote File System RJE- Remote Job Entry ROSE- Remote Operations Service Element RPC- Remote Procedure Call RFC- Request For Comments RTS- Request To Send RZ- Return to Zero RARP- Reverse Address Resolution Protocol RVI- Reverse Interrupt RI- Ring Indicator RTT- Round-Trip Time RIP- Routing Information Protocol
SPX- Sequenced Packet Exchange SPP- Sequenced Packet Protocol SLIP- Serial Line IP SAP- Service Access Point SAP- Service Advertising Protocol SDU- Service Data Unit SCP- Session Control Protocol SNR- Signal-to-Noise Ratio SGMP- Simple Gateway Monitoring Protocol SMTP- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol SNMP- Simple Network Management Protocol SPOOL- Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On-Line SCSI- Small Computer Standard Interface SCS- SNA Character String SNADS- SNA Delivery System SMFA- Specific Management Functional Area SGML- Standard Generalized Markup Language SPAG- Standards Promotion and Application Group SOH- Start Of Header SOM- Start Of Message STX- Start of Text SMI- Structure of Management Information SQL- Structured Query Language SNDCF- Subnetwork Dependent Convergence Facility SNAP- Subnetwork Access Protocol SHF- Super High Frequency SMDS- Switched Multimegabit Data Service SVC- Switched Virtual Circuit SDLC- Synchronous Data Link Control SONET- Synchronous Optical Network SSCP- System Services Control Point SAA- Systems Application Architecture SNA- Systems Network Architecture
TOP- Technical and Office Protocols TCAM- Telecommunications Access Method TACACS- Terminal Access Controller Access Control System TA- Terminal Adapter TLA- Three Letter Acronym TASI- Time-Assigned Speech Interpolation TDMA- Time Division Multiple Access TDM- Time Division Multiplexing TTL- Time To Live TRT- Token Rotation Time TLAP- TokenTalk Link Access Protocol TCP- Transmission Control Protocol TP0- Transport Class 0 TP4- Transport Class 4 TFTP- Trivial File Transfer Protocol TP- Twisted-Pair TOS- Type Of Service
UHF- Ultra High Frequency ULF- Ultra Low Frequency UNMA- Unified Network Management Architecture UART- Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter URI- Universal Resource Identifier URL- Universal Resource Locator USART- Universal Synchronous/Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter USRT- Universal Synchronous Receiver/Transmitter UUCP- UNIX-to-UNIX Copy UTP- Unshielded Twisted-Pair UA- User Agent UDP- User Datagram Protocol VAN- Value-Added Network VQL- Variable Quantizing Level VHF- Very High Frequency VLF- Very Low Frequency VSAT- Very Small Aperture Terminal VINES- Virtual Network System VTAM- Virtual Telecommunications Access Method VTP- Virtual Terminal Protocol VF- Voice Frequency
WDM- Wavelength Division Multiplexing WAIS- Wide Area Information Servers WAN- Wide Area Network WATS- Wide Area Telephone Service WIO- Workshop for Implementors of OSI WG- Working Group WWW or W3- World Wide Web
XNS- Xerox Network System
ZIP- Zone Information Protocol

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