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Internet Users' Glossary (RFC1983)

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-14
Document File: 62 page(s) / 80K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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G. Malkin: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1983: 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. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin, Editor Request for Comments: 1983 Xylogics FYI: 18 August 1996 Obsoletes: 1392 Category: Informational

Internet Users’ Glossary

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. 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. I would especially like to thank Ryan Moats/InterNIC for his careful review and many contributions to this document.

Table of Contents

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References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Editor’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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RFC 1983 Glossary August 1996

Glossary

10Base2 A physical layer communications specification for 10Mbps, baseband data transmission over a coaxial cable (Thinnet) with a maximum cable segment length of 200 meters.

10Base5 A physical layer communications specification for 10Mbps, baseband data transmission over a coaxial cable (Thicknet) with a maximum cable segment length of 500 meters.

10BaseF A physical layer communications specification for 10Mbps, baseband data transmission over a fiber-optic cable.

10BaseT A physical layer communications specification for 10Mbps, baseband data transmission over a twisted-pair copper wire.

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...

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