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Internet Users' Glossary (RFC1392)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002216D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 45 page(s) / 97K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

There are many networking glossaries in existence. This glossary concentrates on terms which are specific to the Internet. Naturally, there are entries for some basic terms and acronyms because other entries refer to them.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin

Request for Comments: 1392 Xylogics, Inc.

FYI: 18 T. LaQuey Parker

UTexas

Editors

January 1993

Internet Users' Glossary

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

There are many networking glossaries in existence. This glossary

concentrates on terms which are specific to the Internet. Naturally,

there are entries for some basic terms and acronyms because other

entries refer to them.

Acknowledgements

This document is the work of the User Glossary Working Group of the

User Services Area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Special thanks go to Jon Postel for his definitive definition of

"datagram".

Table of Contents

non-letter . . 2 I . . . . . . . 23 R . . . . . . . 40

A . . . . . . . 2 J . . . . . . . 29 S . . . . . . . 43

B . . . . . . . 6 K . . . . . . . 29 T . . . . . . . 45

C . . . . . . . 9 L . . . . . . . 29 U . . . . . . . 48

D . . . . . . . 12 M . . . . . . . 30 V . . . . . . . 49

E . . . . . . . 16 N . . . . . . . 33 W . . . . . . . 49

F . . . . . . . 18 O . . . . . . . 36 X . . . . . . . 50

G . . . . . . . 20 P . . . . . . . 37 Y . . . . . . . 51

H . . . . . . . 21 Q . . . . . . . 40 Z . . . . . . . 51

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Glossary

10BaseT

A variant of Ethernet which allows stations to be attached via

twisted pair cable. See also: Ethernet, twisted pair.

802.x

The set of IEEE standards for the definition of LAN protocols.

See also: IEEE.

822

See: RFC 822

:-)

This odd symbol is one of the ways a person can portray "mood" in

the very flat medium of computers--by using "smiley faces". This

is "metacommunication", and there are literally hundreds of such

symbols, from the obvious to the obscure. This particular example

expresses "happiness". Don't see it? Tilt your head to the left

90 degrees. Smiles are also used to denote sarcasm.

[Source: ZEN]

abstract syntax

A description of a data structure that is independent of machine-

oriented structures and encodings.

[Source: RFC1208]

Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)

The language used by the OSI protocols for describing abstract

syntax. This language is also used to encode SNMP packets. ...