FOSS Network Infrastructure and Security/List of Abbreviations

ACL Access Control List
APDIP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
APNIC Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
APRICOT Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
ARPANET Advanced Research Program Agency Network
BIND Berkeley Internet Name Domain
BO Branch Office
ccTLD Country Code Top Level Domain
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CIDR Classless Inter Domain Routing
DNS Domain Name System
DoS Denial of Service
FOSS Free/Open Source Software
BSD Berkeley Software Distribution
GPL General Public License
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FTP File Transfer Protocol
gTLD Global Top Level Domain
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IOSN International Open Source Network
IP Internet Protocol
ISP Internet Service Provider
LAN Local Area Network
LGPL Lesser General Public License
MTA Mail Transfer Agent
NAT Network Address Translation
NetBEUI NetBIOS Extended User Interface
NIC Network Interface Card
NOS Network Operating System
OS Operating System
PCH Packet Clearing House
POP Post Office Protocol
RAM Random Access Memory
RBL Real Time Block List
RFC Request for Comments
RIR Regional Internet Registry
SANOG South Asian Network Operators Group
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SRI-NIC Stanford Research Institute-Network Information Center
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
UCE Unsolicited Commercial E-mail
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAN Wide Area Network
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network

Note:- While Wi-Fi is often considered as an abbreviation of Wireless Fidelity, this is a misconception. Wi-Fi is simply a trademarked phrase that means IEEE 802.11x. [1]

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