Important Networking Acronyms

Networking Acronyms'
AAL     ->ATM Adaptation Layer
AM      ->Amplitude Modulation
AMI     ->Alternate Mark Inversion
ANS     ->American National Standard
ANSI    ->American National Standard Institute
ARQ     ->Automatic Repeat Request
ASCII   ->American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASK     ->Amplitude-Shift Keying
ATM     ->Asynchronous Transfer Mode
B-ISDN  ->Broadband ISDN
BOC     ->Bell Operating Company
CBR     ->Constant Bit Rate
CCITT   ->International Consultative Committee on Telegraphy and Telephony
CIR     ->Committed Information Rate
CRC     ->Cyclic Redundancy Check
CSMAICD ->Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
DCE     ->Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment
DES     ->Data Encryption Standard
DTE     ->Data Terminal Equipment
FCC     ->Federal Communications Commission
FCS     ->Frame Check Sequence
FDDI    ->Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDM     ->Frequency-Division Multiplexing
FSK     ->Frequency-Shift Keying
FTP     ->File Transfer Protocol
FM      ->Frequency Modulation
HDLC    ->High-Level Data Link Control
HTTP    ->Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ICMP    ->Internet Control Message Protocol
IDN     ->Integrated Digital Network
IEEE    ->Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IETF    ->Internet Engineering Task Force
IP      ->Internet Protocol
IPng    ->Internet Protocol - Next Generation
ISDN    ->Integrated Services Digital Network
IS0     ->International Organization for Standardization
ITU     ->International Telecommunication Union
ITU-T   ->ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector
LAN     ->Local Area Network
LAPB    ->Link Access Procedure-Balanced
LAPD    ->Link Access Procedure on the D Channel
LAPF    ->Link Access Procedure for Frame Mode Bearer Services
LLC     ->Logical Link Control
MAC     ->Medium Access Control
MAN     ->Metropolitan Area Network
MIME    ->Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extension
NRZI    ->Nonreturn to Zero, Inverted
NRZL    ->Nonreturn to Zero, Level
NT      ->Network Termination
OSI     ->Open Systems Interconnection
PBX     ->Private Branch Exchange
PCM     ->Pulse-Code Modulation
PDU     ->Protocol Data Unit
PSK     ->Phase-Shift Keying
PTT     ->Postal, Telegraph, and Telephone
PM      ->Phase Modulation
QOS     ->Quality of Service
QPSK    ->Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
RBOC    ->Regional Bell Operating Company
RF      ->Radio Frequency
RSA     ->Rivest, Shamir, Adleman Algorithm
SAP     ->Service Access Point
SDH     ->Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SDU     ->Service Data Unit
SMTP    ->Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SOAP    ->Simple Object Access Protocol
SONET   ->Synchronous Optical Network
TCP     ->Transmission Control Protocol
TDM     ->Time-Division Multiplexing
TE      ->Terminal Equipment
UNI     ->User-Network Interface
URI     ->Universal Resource Identifier
URL     ->Uniform Resource Locator
VAN     ->Value-Added Network
VBR     ->Variable Bit Rate
VCC     ->Virtual Channel Connection
VPC     ->Virtual Path Connection
WWW     ->World Wide Web