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Internet Security Glossary (RFC2828)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Shirey: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2828: DOI

Abstract

This Glossary provides abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of information system security terminology. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group R. Shirey Request for Comments: 2828 GTE / BBN Technologies FYI: 36 May 2000 Category: Informational

Internet Security Glossary

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This Glossary (191 pages of definitions and 13 pages of references) provides abbreviations, explanations, and recommendations for use of information system security terminology. The intent is to improve the comprehensibility of writing that deals with Internet security, particularly Internet Standards documents (ISDs). To avoid confusion, ISDs should use the same term or definition whenever the same concept is mentioned. To improve international understanding, ISDs should use terms in their plainest, dictionary sense. ISDs should use terms established in standards documents and other well-founded publications and should avoid substituting private or newly made-up terms. ISDs should avoid terms that are proprietary or otherwise favor a particular vendor, or that create a bias toward a particular security technology or mechanism versus other, competing techniques that already exist or might be developed in the future.

Shirey Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2828 Internet Security Glossary May 2000

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Explanation of Paragraph Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1 Recommended Terms with an Internet Basis ("I") . . . . . . 4 2.2 Recommended Terms with a Non-Internet Basis ("N") . . . . 5 2.3 Other Definitions ("O") . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.4 Deprecated Terms, Definitions, and Uses ("D") . . . . . . 6 2.5 Commentary and Additional Guidance ("C") . . . . . . . . . 6 3. Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 5. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 6. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 7. Author’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 8. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

1. Introduction

This Glossary provides an internally consistent, complementary set of abbreviations, definitions, explanations, and recommendations for use of terminology related to information system security. The intent of this Glossary is to improve the comprehensibility of Internet Standards documents (ISDs)--i.e., RFCs, Internet-Drafts, and other material produced as part of the Internet Standards Process [R2026]-- and of all other Internet material, too. Some non-security terms are included to make the Glossary self-contained, but more complete lists of networking terms are available elsewhere [R1208, R1983].

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