This data communications glossary is designed to provide the reader with definitions to the numerous technical terms often found in the data communications and networking environment.
Each entry is alphabetically indexed with several hyperlinks to inner resources. It is intended that this reference be useful for data communications students, users, and systems professionals alike As always.
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ADSL = Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode
CSMA/CD = Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection
DDNS = Dynamic Domain Name Service
DES = Data Encryption Standard
(D)DoS = (Distributed) Denial of Service
DHCP = Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DMZ = Demilitarised Zone
DNS = Domain Name Service
MAC Address = Media Access Control
Ping of Death
PPP = Point to Point Protocol
PPTP = Point to Point Tunnelling Protocol Technical terms of data communication