Common Acronyms

A

  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • AON - All Optical Network
  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ATM -Asynchronous Transfer Mode

B

  • BGP - Border Gateway Protocol
  • BRI - Basic Rate Interface (ISDN)

C

  • CO - Central Office
  • CSU - Channel Service Unit

D

  • DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DNS - Domain Name System
  • DSU - Digital Service Unit

E

  • EMI - Electromagnetic Interference

F

  • FAT - File Allocation Table (FAT16, FAT32)
  • FCC - Federal Communications Commission
  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol (Port: 21)

G

  • GSM - Global System for Mobile (telecommunications)

H

  • HDLC - High (level) Data Link Control
  • HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
  • HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Port: 80)

I

  • ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
  • IIS - Internet Information Server
  • ISO - International Organization for Standards
  • IP - Internet Protocol
  • IPSec - Internet Protocol Security
  • IPv6 - Internet Protocol Version 6
  • ISAPI - Internet Server API
  • ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
  • ISP - Internet Service Provider

J

K

L

  • LAN - Local Area Network

M

  • MAC - Media Access Control
  • MAN - Metropolitan Area Network

N

  • NAT - Network Address Translation
  • NTFS - New Technology File System

O

  • OS - Operations System
  • OSI - Open System Interconnection
  • OSI - Open System Interface

P

  • PCI - Protocol Control Information
  • PCM - Pulse Code Modulation
  • POP - Post Office Protocol (Port: 110)
  • PPP - Point to Point Protocol
  • PRI - Primary Rate Interface (ISDN)

Q

  • QoS - Quality of Service

R

  • RAS - Remote Access Server
  • RAS - Remote Access Service

S

  • SDCU - Synchronous Data Channel Unit
  • SDH - Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET)
  • SDLC - Synchronous Data Link Control
  • SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SOHO - Small Office/Home Office
  • SONET -Synchronous Optical Network
  • SSL - Secure Socket Layer (Port: 443)

T

  • TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
  • TCP - Transport Control Protocol

U

  • UDP - User Datagram Protocol
  • UTP - Universal Twisted Pair

V

  • VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network
  • VXML - Voice Extensible Markup Language

W

  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • WAP - Wireless Application Protocol

X

  • XML - Extensible Markup Language

Y

Z


Chat Acronyms

  • YW - Your Welcome
  • LOL - Laugh Out Loud
  • ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
  • JK - Just kidding
  • IMO - In my opinion
  • BRB - Be Right Back
  • BBL - Be Back Later
  • BBS - Be Back Soon
  • WB - Welcome Back
  • TY - Thank You
  • HB - Hurry Back
  • BTW - By The Way