Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACK - TCP acknowledgement packet
AIMD - Additive Increase/Multiplicative Decrease
AQM - Active Queue Management
ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
BDP - Bandwidth-delay product
CE - Congestion Experienced
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CSMA/CD - Collision Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection
Cwnd - Congestion Window
CWR - Congestion Window Reduced
DFN - Deutsches Forschungsnetz
ECE - ECN-Echo
ECMP - Equal Cost Multipath
ECN - Explicit Congestion Notification
ECT - ECN-Capable Transport
EGEE - Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe
FDDI - Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
HTTP - HyperText Transfer Protocol
ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
IPDV - IP Delay Variation Metric
IP - Internet Protocol
IPPM - IP Performance Metrics, an IETF Working Group
LFN - Long Fat Network, a network with a large BDP
LSO - Large Send Offload
MDT - Multidata Transmit
MSS - maximum segment size
MTU - Maximum Transmission Unit
NIC - Network Interface Card
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NREN - National Research and Education Network
OS - Operating System
OWAMP - One-Way Active Measurement Protocol
OWD - One-Way Delay
PAWS - Protection Against Wrapped Sequence-numbers
PDU - Protocol Data Unit
PERT - Performance Enhancement & Response Team
PMTUD - Path MTU Discovery
POS - Packet Over Sonet
RCP - Rate Control Protocol
RCP - Remote Copy
RED - Random Early Detection, a form of active queue management
RENATER - Réseau National de télécommunications pour la Technologie l'Enseignement et la Recherche
RFC - Request For Comment - Technical and organisational notes about the Internet
RIPE NCC - RIPE Network Control Center
RIPE - Réseaux IP Européens
RTCP - RTP Control Protocol
RTP - Real-time Transport Protocol
RTT - Round-trip time
SACK - Selective ACKnowledgement
SCP - Secure Copy
SCTP - Stream Control Transmission Protocol
SMDS - Switched Multimegabit Data Service
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
SSH - Secure Shell
Ssthresh - Slow Start Threshold
SYN - TCP synchronisation packet
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TOE - TCP Offload Engine
TSO - TCP Segmentation Offload
TTL - Time To Live
TTM - Test Traffic Measurements, a service provided by RIPE NCC
UDP - User Datagram Protocol
VOP - Velocity of Propagation
WIDE - Widely Integrated Distributed Environment
WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
XCP - eXplicit Control Protocol

-- SimonLeinen - 09 Apr 2006

Topic revision: r1 - 2006-04-09 - SimonLeinen
 
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