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Abbreviations (first attempt)


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Some of the abbreviations shown have different meanings in different contexts. This page show the meaning mostly used on the tuning and related pages.

ABI
application binary interface
ACK
acknowledgment
flag within a TCP segment.
ARP
address resolution protcol
maps internet addresses to ethernet addresses.
API
application programmers' interface
set of rules and description how to use a software's or library's defined access points.
ATM
asynchronous transfer mode
BSD
Berkeley software distribution
CCITT
comité consultatif international de télégraphique et téléphonique
now ITU-T.
CLIP
classical IP
see also native ATM and LANE.
CPU
central processing unit
DF
don't fragment
flag within an IP datagram.
DNS
domain name service
among other things maps between symbolic hostnames and numerical internet addresses. Protocol on top of UDP and TCP.
FDDI
fiber distributed data interface
FIN
final flag
part of a TCP segment.
FTP
file transfer protocol
application protocol on top of TCP.
HTTP
hypertext transfer protocol
application protocol on top of TCP.
IANA
internet assigned number authority
ICMP
internet control message protocol
signalling and messaging protocol on top of IP.
ICP
internet cache protocol
used between webcaches.
IEEE
institute of electrical and electronics engineers
IETF
internet engineering taskforce
IP
internet protocol
IPC
inter-process communication
name for the means one process employs to send information to another process, related or unrelated, remote or on the same host.
IPX
Xerox, DEC, Intel
ISO
international organization for standardization
ISP
internet service provider
ITU
international telecommunication union
ITU-T
international telecommunication union telecommunication standardization sector
issues technical recommendations (standards) for telecommuncations.
LAN
local area network
name for networks limited to one house or floor, usually below several hundred meters.
LANE
LAN emulation
see also CLIP and native ATM.
MAN
metropolitan area network
name for networks extending from several hundred meters to several kilometers.
MSL
maximum segment lifetime
MSS
maximum segment size
maximum size of data transported within a single TCP segment. Usually a function of the MTU and remote network address.
MTU
maximum transfer unit
characteristic of an interface or medium.
NNTP
network news transport protocol
application protocol on top of TCP.
NFS
network file system
OSI
open system interconnection
PDU
protocol data unit
abstract name for a packet.
PVC
permanent virtual circuit
see also: SVC, ATM.
RFC
request for comment
internet standard.
RPC
remote procedure call
protocol on top of UDP and TCP to implement function calls on a remote host.
RTO
retransmission timeout
RTT
round-trip time
time a datagram needs to travel to a remote host and back.
SMTP
simple mail transfer protocol
application protocol on top of TCP.
SVC
semipermanent virtual circuit
SVR3
system V, release 3
SYSV
system V
generic for SVR3, and SVR4.
SYN
synchronize flag
part of a TCP segment.
TCP
transmission control protocol
transport protocol on top of IP, reliable, connection oriented, peer to peer.
UDP
user datagram protocol
transport protocol on top of IP, best effort, connectionless, more than one recipient possible (broadcast, multicast).
URL
uniform resource locator
WAN
wide area network
name for networks larger than 10 km.
X11
not an abbreviation

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