[ee122] updated Acronym list

vern at cs.berkeley.edu vern at cs.berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 7 11:12:01 PST 2007


If no pronunciation is given, then it is each letter individually, e.g.,
TCP = "tee-sea-pea".

Acronyms we'll cover up to the MidTerm (and some covered later)
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ACK	pronounced as spelled
AES
ARP	pronounced as spelled
ARQ
CA
CDN
CIDR	pronounced "cider"
CNAME	pronounced "See-name"
CRC
CSMA
CSMA/CD
CTS	sometimes pronounced as its full name, "Clear To Send"
DES	pronounced either "dee-ee-ess" or "dez"
DF	This is the only IPv4 header bit that people commonly talked about.
DNS
FDM	not in fact widely used
FDMA	same, not in fact widely used
FTP
Gbps	pronounced "gigabit-per-second" or just "gigabit"
HTTP
IEEE	pronounced "eye-triple-ee"
IETF
IMAP	pronounced "eye-map"; sometimes is "IMAP4" for version 4 of the protocol
IP
IPv4
IPv6
ISP
LAN	pronounced as spelled; local area network
MACA	pronounced "macaw"
MAC	pronounced as spelled; often combined to "MAC address"
MD5
MIME	pronounced as spelled
MTU
MX
Mbps	pronounced "megabit-per-second" or just "megabit"
NAK	pronounced as spelled
NIC	pronounced as spelled
NRZ	not in fact widely used
NRZI	not in fact widely used
POP	pronounced as spelled; sometimes as "POP3" for version 3 of the protocol
PTR	pronounced either "P-T-R" or "Pointer"
RFC
RIR
RR
RSA
RTS	sometimes pronounced as its full name, "Request To Send"
RTT
SACK	pronounced as spelled
SHA-1	pronounced "shah-one"
SMTP
SONET	pronounced "sonnet"
SSL
TCP
TDM
TDMA
TLD
TLS
TOS	pronounced "toss"
TTL
UDP
URI
URL
WAN	pronounced as spelled; wide-area network, i.e., a network that spans a large geographic region
WWW	pronounced "dub-dub-dub" or sometimes "triple-dub"
802.3	pronounced "eight-oh-two-dot-three"; the IEEE standardization of Ethernet


Acronyms we'll cover after the Mid-Term
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AIMD
BGP
CWND	pronounced "sea-wind"
DDoS	pronounced "dee-dos"
DHCP
DoS	pronounced as spelled
ECN
FIN	pronounced as spelled
ICMP
MSS
NAT	pronounced as spelled
OSPF
P2P	pronounced "pea-two-pea"
PMTU
QoS	pronounced either "Q-O-S" or "kwas"
RED	pronounced as spelled
RST	pronounced "reset"
SSTHRESH	pronounced "ess-ess-thresh"
SYN	pronounced "sin"
VOIP	pronounced "voyp"
802.11	pronounced "eight-oh-two-dot-eleven"; the IEEE family of wireless protocol standards such as "Wavelan"


Acronyms we probably won't cover, but you still should know
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10BaseT	pronounced "ten-base-tee"; the Twisted Pair version ('T') of 10 Mbps Ethernet; also 100BaseT, 1000BaseT
10G	pronounced "ten-gee" or "ten-gig"; Ethernet that runs at 10 Gbps
ADDL	pronounced as spelled; the DNS "additional" RRs
ATM	Asynchronous Transfer Mode; a complex, high-speed link layer
AUTH	pronounced as spelled; the DNS "authority" RRs
FastEther	"fast-ether"; refers to 100 Mbps Ethernet
GigEther	"gig-ether"; 1 Gbps Ethernet
MAN	pronounced as spelled; metropolitan-area network
NANOG	pronounced "nan-nog"; North American Network Operators Group
PHY	pronounced "fie"; refers to the physical layer
WEP	pronounced as spelled; Wired Equivalent Privacy or Wireless Encryption Protocol
WiMAX	pronounced "why-max"; Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
WPA	Wi-Fi Protected Access


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