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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: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 53 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Malkin: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1392: DOI

Abstract

There are many networking glossaries in existence. This glossary concentrates on terms which are specific to the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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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

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References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Authors’ Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

User Glossary Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1392 Internet Glossary January 1993

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. ASN.1 is defined in ISO documents 8824.2 and 8825.2. See also: Basic Encoding Rules.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Many transit networks have policies which restrict the use to which the network may be put. A well known example is NSFNET’s AUP which does not allow commercial use. Enforcement of AUPs varies with the network. See also: National Science Foundation.

Access Control List (ACL) Most network security systems operate by allowing selective use of services. An Access Control List is the...

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