Computer & Network Abbreviation

  1. AC – Alternating current
  2. ACPI – Advanced configuration and power interface
  3. ADSL – Asymmetrical digital subscriber line
  4. ADSP – AppleTalk data stream protocol
  5. AEP – AppleTalk echo protocol
  6. AFP – AppleTalk Filing protocol
  7. AGP – Accelerated graphics port
  8. AMD – Advanced micro devices
  9. AMR – Audio modem riser
  10. APIPA – Automatic private internet protocol addressing
  11. API – Application Programming Interface
  12. APPC – Advanced Peer to Peer Communications
  13. APPN – Advanced Peer to Peer Networking
  14. APM – Advanced power management
  15. ARP – Address resolution protocol
  16. ASR – Automated system recovery
  17. ARCnet – Attached Resource Computer Network
  18. ARP – Address Resolution Protocol
  19. ARUP – AppleTalk update routing Protocol
  20. ASP – AppleTalk session protocol
  21. ATA – advanced technology attachment
  22. ATAPI – advanced technology attachment packet interface
  23. ATM – asynchronous transfer mode
  24. ATX – advanced technology extended
  25. ATP – AppleTalk Transaction Protocol
  26. AU – Access Unit
  27. AUI – Attachment unit interface
  28. BDC – Backup Domain Controller
  29. BIOS – Basic input/output system
  30. BGP – Border Gateway Protocol
  31. BNC – Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Naval Connector
  32. BOOTP – Boot Protocol
  33. BRI – Basic rate interface
  34. BSC – Binary Synchronous Communication
  35. BTX – balanced technology extended
  36. CCD – Charged coupled device
  37. CD – Compact disc
  38. CD-ROM – Compact disc-read-only memory
  39. CD-RW – compact disc-rewritable
  40. CDFS – compact disc file system
  41. CHAP – Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
  42. CIDR – Classless Inter-Domain Routing
  43. CMOS – complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
  44. CNR – communication network riser
  45. COM1 – communication port 1
  46. CPU – central processing unit
  47. CRIMM – continuity-Rambus inline memory module
  48. CRT – cathode-ray tube
  49. CSU – Channel service unit
  50. DAC – discretionary access control
  51. DAS – Dual attachment stations
  52. DAT – Digital Audio Tape
  53. DB-25 – serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
  54. DB-9 – 9 pin D shell connector
  55. DBMS – Database Management Systems
  56. DC – Direct Current
  57. DCE – Data communications equipment
  58. DDOS – Distributed denial of service
  59. DDR – double-data-rate
  60. DDR RAM – double-data-rate random access memory
  61. DDR SDRAM – double-data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
  62. DDP – Datagram Delivery Protocol
  63. DDS – Digital data service
  64. DFS – distributed file system
  65. DHCP – dynamic host configuration protocol
  66. DIMM – dual inline memory module
  67. DLC – Data Link Control
  68. DIP – dual inline package
  69. DLT – digital linear tape
  70. DLP – digital light processing
  71. DMA – direct memory access
  72. DNA – Digital Network Architecture
  73. DNS – domain name service or domain name server
  74. DOS – disk operating system or denial of service
  75. DPMS – display power management signaling
  76. DRAM – dynamic random access memory
  77. DRDA – Distributed Relational Database Architecture
  78. DSL – digital subscriber line
  79. DVD – Digital video disc or digital versatile disc
  80. DVD-RAM – digital video disc-random access memory
  81. DVD-ROM – digital video disc-read only memory
  82. DVD-R – digital video disc-recordable
  83. DVD-RW – digital video disc-rewritable
  84. DSU – Digital service unit
  85. DTD – Document Type Definition
  86. DTE – Data terminal equipment
  87. DUN – Dial-up networking
  88. DVM – Digital voltmeter
  89. DVI – Digital visual interface
  90. ECC – Error correction code
  91. ECP – Extended capabilities port
  92. EEPROM – Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
  93. EFS – Encrypting file system
  94. EGP – Exterior Gateway Protocol
  95. EIDE – Enhanced integrated drive electronics
  96. EISA – Extended industry standard architecture
  97. EIA – Electronic Industries Association
  98. EMI – Electromagnetic interference
  99. EMP – Electromagnetic pulse
  100. EPROM – Erasable programmable read-only memory
  101. EPP – Enhanced parallel port
  102. ERD – Emergency repair disk
  103. ESD – Electrostatic discharge
  104. ESDI – enhanced small device interface
  105. EVGA – extended video graphics adapter/array
  106. EVDO – evolution data optimized or evolution data only
  107. FAT – file allocation table
  108. FAT12 – 12-bit file allocation table
  109. FAT16 – 16-bit file allocation table
  110. FAT32 – 32-bit file allocation table
  111. FDD – floppy disk drive
  112. FDDI – Fiber Distributed Data Interface
  113. FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  114. Fn – Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
  115. FPM – fast page-mode
  116. FRU – field replaceable unit
  117. FT – P file transfer protocol
  118. FTP – File Transport Protocol
  119. FQDN – fully qualified domain name
  120. GB – gigabyte
  121. GDI – graphics device interface
  122. GHz – gigahertz
  123. GUI – graphical user interface
  124. GPRS – general packet radio system
  125. GSM – global system for mobile communications
  126. HAL – hardware abstraction layer
  127. HCL – hardware compatibility list
  128. HDD – hard disk drive
  129. HDMI – high definition media interface
  130. HPFS – high performance file system
  131. HTML – hypertext markup language
  132. HTTP – hypertext transfer protocol
  133. HTTPS – hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
  134. I/O – input/output
  135. IAB – Internet Architecture Board
  136. IANA – Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
  137. ICMP – internet control message protocol
  138. ICS – Internet connection sharing
  139. ICR – Intelligent character recognition
  140. IDE – Integrated drive electronics
  141. IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  142. IETF – Internet Engineering Task Force
  143. IGMP – Internet Group Management Protocol
  144. IIS – Internet Information Services
  145. IMAP – internet mail access protocol
  146. IMAP4 – Internet Mail Access Protocol version 4
  147. IP – internet protocol
  148. IPCONFIG – internet protocol configuration
  149. IPP – internet printing protocol
  150. IPSEC – internet protocol security
  151. IPX – internetwork packet exchange
  152. IPX/SPX – internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
  153. IR – infrared
  154. IrDA – Infrared Data Association
  155. IRQ – interrupt request
  156. IRTF – Internet Research Task force
  157. ISA – Industry Standard Architecture
  158. ISAKMP – Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol Authentication
  159. ISDN – Integrated Services Digital Network
  160. ISP – Internet Service Provider
  161. ISOC – Internet Society, promotes internet policies
  162. ISA – industry standard architecture
  163. ISDN – integrated services digital network
  164. ISO – Industry Standards Organization
  165. ISP – internet service provider
  166. ITU – International Telecommunication Union
  167. KB – kilobyte
  168. L2F – Layer2 Forwarding
  169. L2TP – Layer 2 tunneling protocol
  170. LAN – local area network
  171. LBA – logical block addressing
  172. LC – Lucent connector
  173. LCD – liquid crystal display
  174. LDAP – lightweight directory access protocol
  175. LDA – Local delivery agent
  176. LED – light emitting diode
  177. LIP – or LiPoly lithium-ion polymer
  178. Li-on – lithium-ion
  179. LPD/LPR – line printer daemon / line printer remote
  180. LPT – line printer terminal
  181. LPT1 – line printer terminal 1
  182. LPX – low profile extended
  183. LU – Logical Units
  184. LVD – low voltage differential
  185. MAC – media access control
  186. MAN – metropolitan area network
  187. MAPI – messaging application programming interface
  188. Mb – megabit
  189. MB – megabyte
  190. MBR – Master boot record
  191. MBSA – Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  192. MCI – Micro-channel architecture
  193. MCR – multivariant curve resolution
  194. MFD – multi-function device
  195. MFP – multi-function product
  196. MHz – megahertz
  197. MicroDIMM – micro dual inline memory module
  198. MIB – Management Information BASE
  199. MIDI – Musical instrument digital interface
  200. MIME – Multipurpose internet mail extension
  201. MLI – multiple link interface
  202. MMC – Microsoft management console
  203. MSSP – managed security service provider
  204. MSTP – Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
  205. MMX – multimedia extensions
  206. MOTIS – Message oriented text interchange system
  207. MP3 – Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
  208. MPEG – Moving Picture Experts Group
  209. MS – Message Store
  210. MSCONFIG – Microsoft configuration
  211. MSDS – material safety data sheet
  212. MUI – multilingual user interface
  213. MTA – Message transfer agent
  214. MTU – Maximum Transmission Unit
  215. NADN – Nearest Active Downstream Neighbor
  216. NAS – network-attached storage, network access server
  217. NAU – Network Addressable Units
  218. NAUN – Nearest Active Upstream Neighbor
  219. NAT – Network Address Translation
  220. NBF – NetBIOS Frame Protocol
  221. NBNS – NetBIOS Name Server
  222. NBP – Name binding protocol
  223. NBT – NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  224. NCP – NetWare Core Protocol
  225. NCP – Network Control Program
  226. NDIS – Network Driver Interface Specification
  227. NFS – Network File System
  228. NetBIOS – Networked Basic input/output system
  229. NetBEUI – networked basic input/output system extended user interface
  230. NFS – Network file system
  231. NIC – Network interface card
  232. NLI – Not logged in or natural language interface
  233. NLX – New low-profile extended
  234. NNTP – network news transfer protocol
  235. NOS – Network Operating System
  236. NTFS – New technology file system
  237. NTLDR – new technology loader
  238. NWLINK – Netware Link
  239. OC – Optical Carrier
  240. OCR – optical character recognition
  241. ODBC – Open Database Connectivity
  242. ODI – Open Data link Interface
  243. OSI – Open Systems Interconnect
  244. OEM – original equipment manufacturer
  245. OMR – Optical mark recognition
  246. OS – operating system
  247. OSR – original equipment manufacturer service release
  248. OSPF – Open Shortest Path First
  249. PAP – Password Authentication Protocol
  250. PAP – Printer access protocol
  251. PAN – personal area network
  252. PATA – parallel advanced technology attachment
  253. PC – personal computer
  254. PCI – peripheral component interconnect
  255. PCIe – peripheral component interconnect express
  256. PCIX – peripheral component interconnect extended
  257. PCL – printer control language
  258. PCMCIA – Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  259. PDA – Personal digital assistant
  260. PDC – Primary Domain Controller
  261. PDL – Page description language
  262. PDN – Public data network
  263. PGA – pin grid array
  264. PGA2 – pin grid array 2
  265. PIN – personal identification number
  266. PKI – public key infrastructure
  267. PnP – plug and play
  268. POP – post office protocol
  269. POP3 – Post office protocol 3
  270. POST – power-on self test
  271. POTS – Plain old telephone service
  272. PPP – point-to-point protocol
  273. PPTP – point-to-point tunneling protocol
  274. PRI – primary rate interface
  275. PROM – programmable read-only memory
  276. PS/2 – Personal System/2 connector
  277. PSTN – public switched telephone network
  278. PU – Physical Units
  279. PVC – permanent virtual circuit
  280. PXE – preboot execution environment
  281. QoS – quality of service
  282. RADIUS – Remote Authentication Dial In User Service
  283. RAID – redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
  284. RAM – random access memory
  285. RARP – Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
  286. RAS – remote access service
  287. RBAC – role-based access control or rule-based access control
  288. RDRAM – RAMBUS dynamic random access memory
  289. RF – Radio frequency
  290. RFI – Radio frequency interference
  291. RGB – Red green blue
  292. RIMM – RAMBUS inline memory module
  293. RIP – Routing information protocol
  294. RIS – Remote installation service
  295. RISC – Reduced instruction set computer
  296. RJ – Registered jack
  297. RJ-11 – Registered jack function 11
  298. RJ-45 – Registered jack function 45
  299. RMA – Returned materials authorization
  300. ROM – Read Only Memory
  301. RPC – Remote Procedure Call
  302. RR – Resource Records
  303. RS-232 or RS-232C – recommended standard 232
  304. RTC – real-time clock
  305. RTMP – Routing table maintenance protocol
  306. SAN – storage area network
  307. SAP – Service Advertising Protocol
  308. SAS – Single Attachment stations
  309. SATA – Serial advanced technology attachment
  310. SC – Subscription channel
  311. SCSI – Small computer system interface
  312. SCSI ID – Small computer system interface identifier
  313. SD – Card secure digital card
  314. SDRAM – synchronous dynamic random access memory
  315. SDH – Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
  316. SDLS – Synchronous Data Link Control
  317. SEC – single edge connector
  318. SFC – system file checker
  319. SGRAM – synchronous graphics random access memory
  320. SGML – Standardized General Markup Language
  321. SIMM – Single inline memory module
  322. SLIP – Serial Line Interface Protocol
  323. SMAU – Smart Multistation Access Unit
  324. SMB – server message block or small to midsize business
  325. SMDS – Switched Multimegabit Data Service
  326. SMS – Systems Management Server
  327. SMTP – simple mail transport protocol
  328. SNA – System Network Architecture
  329. SNMP – simple network management protocol
  330. SODIMM – small outline dual inline memory module
  331. SOHO – small office/home office
  332. SONET – Synchronous Optical Network
  333. SP – service pack
  334. SP1 – Service pack 1
  335. SP2 – Service pack 2
  336. SPGA – Staggered pin grid array
  337. SPX – sequenced package exchange
  338. SRAM – Static random access memory
  339. SSH – Secure shell
  340. SSID – Service set identifier
  341. SSL – Secure sockets layer
  342. SQL – Structured Query Language
  343. SSCP – Systems Services Control
  344. ST – straight tip
  345. STP – shielded twisted pair
  346. SVGA – super video graphics array
  347. SVC – Switched virtual circuit
  348. SXGA – super extended graphics array
  349. TB – terabyte
  350. TCP – transmission control protocol
  351. TCP/IP – transmission control protocol/internet protocol
  352. TDI – Transport Driver Interface
  353. TDR – time domain reflectometer
  354. TFTP – trivial file transfer protocol
  355. TIA – Telecommunications Industries Association
  356. TLD – Top Level Domain
  357. A to Z Full forms/Abbreviation in Networking
  358. UART – universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
  359. UDF – user-defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
  360. UDMA – ultra direct memory access
  361. UDP – user datagram protocol
  362. UL – Underwriter’s Laboratory
  363. UNC – universal naming convention
  364. UPS – uninterruptible power supply
  365. URL – uniform resource locator
  366. USB – universal serial bus
  367. UTP – unshielded twisted pair
  368. UXGA – ultra extended graphics array
  369. VFAT – virtual file allocation table
  370. VGA – video graphics array
  371. VoIP – voice over internet protocol
  372. VIM – Vendor Independent Messaging protocol
  373. VPN – virtual private network
  374. VRAM – video random access memory
  375. VPN – Virtual Private Networking
  376. W3C – World Wide Web Consortium
  377. WAN – wide area network
  378. WAP – wireless application protocol
  379. WEP – wired equivalent privacy
  380. WIFI – wireless fidelity
  381. WINS – windows internet name service
  382. WLAN – wireless local area network
  383. WPA – wireless protected access
  384. WUXGA – wide ultra extended graphics array
  385. XGA – Extended graphics array
  386. XML – Extensible Markup Language
  387. ZIF – Zero-Insertion-Force
  388. ZIP – Zigzag Inline Package
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