200+ Network Related Abbreviations

Network Abbreviations Techhyme

In the context of computing and technology, a network refers to a collection of interconnected devices, such as computers, servers, routers, and switches, that are linked together to facilitate communication and data sharing. Networks can be classified into different types, such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the internet.

Here are some important network-related abbreviations:

1 AAA Authentication Authorization and Accounting
2 ACL Access Control List
3 ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
4 AES Advanced Encryption Standard
5 AH Authentication Header
6 AM Amplitude Modulation
7 APIPA Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
8 ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers
9 ARP Address Resolution Protocol
10 AS Autonomous System
11 ASP Application Service Provider
12 ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
13 BERT Bit-Error Rate Test
14 BGP Border Gateway Protocol
15 BNC British Naval Connector / Bayonet Niell-Concelman
16 BootP Boot Protocol /Bootstrap Protocol
17 BPDU Bridge Protocol Data Unit
18 BRI Basic Rate Interface
19 BSSID Basic Service Set Identifier
20 CAM Channel Access Method
21 CARP Common Address Redundancy Protocol
22 CCTV Closed Capkon TV
23 CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
24 CIDR Classless inter domain routing
25 CNAME Canonical Name
26 CRAM-MD5 Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism – Message Digest 5
27 CSMA / CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Avoidance
28 CSMA / CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
29 CSU Channel Service Unit
30 dB decibels
31 DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
32 DLC Data Link Control
33 DMZ Demilitarized Zone
34 DNS Domain Name Service / Domain Name Server / Domain Name System
35 DOCSIS Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification
36 DoS Denial of Service
37 DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
38 DSL Digital Subscriber Line
39 DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
40 DSU Data Service Unit
41 DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
42 E1 E-Carrier Level 1
43 EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol
44 EDNS Extension Mechanisms for DNS
45 EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol
46 EIGRP Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
47 EMI Electromagnetic Interference
48 ESD Electrostatic Discharge
49 ESSID Extended Service Set Identifier
50 ESP Encapsulated security packets
51 FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface
52 FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
53 FHSS Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
54 FM Frequency Modulation
55 FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name / Fully Qualified Distinguished Name
56 FTP File Transfer Protocol
57 FTPS File Transfer Protocol Security
58 GBIC Gigabit Interface Converter
59 Gbps Giga bits per second
60 GPG GNU Privacy Guard
61 HDLC High-Level Data Link Control
62 HIDS Host Intrusion Detection System
63 HIPS Host Intrusion Prevention System
64 HSPA High Speed Packet Access
65 HSRP Hot Standby Router Protocol
66 HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
67 HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
68 Hz Hertz
69 IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
70 ICA Independent Computer Architecture
71 ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
72 ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
73 ICS Internet Connection Sharing
74 IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
75 IDS Intrusion Detection System
76 IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
77 IGMP Internet Group Multicast Protocol
78 IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
79 IIS Internet Information Services
80 IKE Internet Key Exchange
81 IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4
82 InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
83 IP Internet Protocol
84 IPS Intrusion Prevention System
85 IPSec Internet Protocol Security
86 IPv4 Internet Protocol version 4
87 IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6
88 ISAKMP Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
89 ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
90 ISP Internet Service Provider
91 IT Information Technology
92 IV Initialization Vector
93 Kbps Kilobits per second
94 L2F Layer 2 Forwarding
95 L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
96 LACP Link aggregation control protocol
97 LAN Local Area Network
98 LC Local Connector
99 LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
100 LEC Local Exchange Carrier
101 LED Light Emitting Diode
102 LLC Logical Link Control
103 MAC Media Access Control / Medium Access Control
104 Mbps Megabits per second
105 MBps Megabytes per second
106 MDF Main Distribution Frame
107 MDI Media Dependent Interface
108 MDIX Media Dependent Interface Crossover
109 MIB Management Information Base
110 MIMO Multiple Input, Multiple Output
111 MMF Multimode Fiber
112 MPLS Multi-Protocol Label Switching
113 MS-CHAP Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
114 MT-RJ Mechanical Transfer-Registered Jack
115 MX Mail Exchanger
116 NAC Network Access Control
117 NaaS Network as a Service
118 NAS Network Attached Storage
119 NAT Network Address Translation
120 NCP Network Control Protocol
121 NetBEUI Network Basic Input / Output Extended User Interface
122 NetBIOS Network Basic Input / Output System
123 NFS Network File Service
124 NIC Network Interface Card
125 NIDS Network Intrusion Detection System
126 NIPS Network Intrusion Prevention System
127 nm Nanometer
128 NNTP Network News Transport Protocol
129 NTP Network Time Protocol
130 NWLINK Microsoft IPX/SPX Protocol
131 OCx Optical Carrier
132 OS Operating Systems
133 OSI Open Systems Interconnect
134 OSPF Open Shortest Path First
135 OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
136 PAP Password Authentication Protocol
137 PAT Port Address Translation
138 PC Personal Computer
139 PDU Protocol Data Unit
140 PGP Pretty Good Privacy
141 PKI Public Key Infrastructure
142 PoE Power over Ethernet
143 POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3
144 POTS Plain Old Telephone System
145 PPP Point-to-Point Protocol
146 PPPoE Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
147 PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
148 PRI Primary Rate Interface
149 PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
150 PVC Permanent Virtual Circuit
151 QoS Quality of Service
152 RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
153 RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
154 RAS Remote Access Service
155 RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
156 RFI Radio Frequency Interface
157 RG Radio Guide
158 RIP Routing Internet Protocol
159 RJ Registered Jack
160 RSA Rivest, Shamir, Adelman
161 RSH Remote Shell
162 RTP Real Time Protocol
163 RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol
164 RTT Round Trip Time or Real Transfer Time
165 SA Security Association
166 SC Standard Connector / Subscriber Connector
167 SCP Secure Copy Protocol
168 SDSL Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
169 SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
170 SFP Small Form-factor Pluggable
171 SIP Session Initiation Protocol
172 SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol
173 SMF Single Mode Fiber
174 SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
175 SNAT Static Network Address Translation
176 SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
177 SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
178 SOA Start of Authority
179 SOHO Small Office / Home Office
180 SONET Synchronous Optical Network
181 SPS Standby Power Supply
182 SSH Secure Shell
183 SSID Service Set Identifier
184 SSL Secure Sockets Layer
185 ST Straight Tip or Snap Twist
186 STP Spanning Tree Protocol
187 STP Shielded Twisted Pair
188 SVC Switched Virtual Connection
189 T1 T-Carrier Level 1
190 TA Terminal Adaptor
191 TACACS+ Terminal Access Control Access Control System+
192 TCP Transmission Control Protocol
193 TCP / IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
194 TDM Time Division Multiplexing
195 TDR Time Domain Reflectometer
196 Telco Telephone Company
197 TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
198 TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
199 TLS Transport Layer Security
200 TTL Time to Live
201 UDP User Datagram Protocol
202 UNC Universal Naming Convention
203 UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
204 URL Uniform Resource Locator
205 USB Universal Serial Bus
206 UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
207 VDSL Variable Digital Subscriber Line
208 VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
209 VNC Virtual Network Connection
210 VoIP Voice over IP
211 VPN Virtual Private Network
212 VRRP Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
213 VTC Video Teleconference
214 VTP VLAN Trunk Protocol
215 WAN Wide Area Network
216 WAP Wireless Application Protocol / Wireless Access Point
217 WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
218 WINS Window Internet Name Service
219 WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
220 WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
221 www World Wide Web
222 X.25 CCITT Packet Switching Protocol
223 XML eXtensible Markup Language
224 XDSL Extended Digital Subscriber Line
225 Zeroconf Zero Configuration


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