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Internet : Acronyms

AcronymDefinition
AAPAddress Allocation Protocol
ADArea Director
ADSLAsymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
APIApplication Programming Interface
APNICAsia Pacific Network Information Centre
ARINAmerican Registry for Internet Numbers
ARPAddress Resolution Protocol
ASAutonomous System
ASNAutonomous System Number
ASPApplication Service Provider
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
AfNOGAfrican Network Operations Group
AfriNICAfrican Network Information Centre
BCPBest Current Practices
BGPBorder Gateway Protocol
BoFBirds of a Feather
CDNContent Distribution Network, Content Delivery Network: a network of servers
CGNCarrier Grade NAT (Network Address Translation)
CPECustomer Provided Equipment
DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DDoSDistributed Denial of Service
DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DHTDistributed Hash Table
DNSDomain Name System
DNSSECDomain Name System Security Extensions
DOCSISData over Cable Service Interface Specification
DSLDigital Subscriber Line
DTNDelay-Tolerant Networking
EPPExtensible Provisioning Protocol
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
HIPHost Identity Protocol
HMACHash Message Authentication Code
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
IABInternet Architecture Board
IADIETF Administrative Director
IANAInternet Assigned Numbers Authority
IAOCIETF Administrative Oversight Committee
IASAIETF Administrative Support Activity
ICANNInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
IDInternet Draft
IDNInternationalized Domain Name
IDNAbisInternationalized Domain Name in Applications (Revised)
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IESGInternet Engineering Steering Group
IETFInternet Engineering Task Force
IPInternet Protocol
IPRIntellectual Property Rights
IPsecInternet Protocol Security
IPv4Internet Protocol version 4
IPv6Internet Protocol version 6
IRSGInternet Research Steering Group
IRTFInternet Research Task Force
IS-ISIntermediate system to intermediate system
ISOCInternet Society
ISPInternet Service Provider
ITU-TInternational Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector
IXPInternet Exchange Point
JWTJoint Working Team
L2TPLayer 2 Tunnelling Protocol
LACNICLatin American and Caribbean Network Coordination Centre
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDPLabel Distribution Protocol
LIRLocal Internet Registry
LTELong Term Evolution is a project of the
MACMessage Authentication Code
MD5Message Digest Algorithm
MPLSMultiprotocol Label Switching
MPLSTE Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering
MPLS-TPMultiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile
MTUMaximum Transmission Unit
NATNetwork Address Translation
NAT-PMPNetwork Address Translation-Port Mapping Protocol
NAT-PTNetwork Address Translation-Protocol Translation
NOCNetwork Operations Centre
NRENNational Research and Education Network
NSFNational Science Foundation
NSRCNetwork Startup Resource Centre
NomComNominations Committee
OASISOrganization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSOperating System
OSIOpen Systems Interconnection Reference Model
OSSOpen Source Software
P2PPeer-to-Peer
PIProvider Independent
PIMProtocol Independent Multicast
PIM-SMProtocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode
PKIXPublic-Key Infrastructure
POPPoint of Presence
QoSQuality of Service
RFCRequest For Comments
RFIDRadio-Frequency Identification
RFPRequest For Proposals
RGResearch Group
RIPERéseaux IP Européens (French for "European IP Networks")
RIRRegional Internet Registry
SDOStandards Development Organization
SDPSession Description Protocol
SHA-1Secure Hash Algorithm
SIPSession Initiation Protocol
SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol
SSHSecure Shell (protocol)
STUNSimple Traversal of User Datagram Protocol [UDP] Through
T-MPLSTransport-Multiprotocol Label Switching
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TLDTop-Level Domain
TLSTransport Layer Security
TTLTime To Live
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UPnPUniversal Plug and Play
URIUniform Resource Identifier
URLUniform Resource Locator
VPNVirtual Private Network
VSATVery Small Aperture Terminal
VoIPVoice over Internet Protocol
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WGWorking Group
WLANWireless Local Area Network
WPANWireless Personal Area Network
XMLExtensible Markup Language
XML-RPCExtensible Markup Language – Remote Procedure Call
ccTLDcountry code Top-Level Domain
gTLDgeneric Top-Level Domain

Source: Internet Society - Glossary of Internet terms