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Common Acronyms

Common Acronyms

ACL

Access Control List



ADSL

Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line



AU

Authenticated Users Group enabled on NT 4.0 SP3 or higher



AV

Antivirus



CD

Compact disc



CPU

Central processing unit



DACL

Discretionary Access Control List



DARPANET

Defense Advanced Research Project Administration Network



DDE

Dynamic Data Exchange, Windows data-exchange protocol



DNS

Domain naming system



DoS

Denial of Service



DSDM

Dynamic Shared Data Manager, used by DDE to manage shared data



DSL

Digital Subscriber Line



EFS

Encrypted file system (Windows 2000)



FAT 16

File Allocation Table 16, file system for storing data on a hard drive



FAT 32

File Allocation Table 32, file system for storing data on a hard drive



FTP

File Transfer Protocol



FUD

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt



HTML

Hypertext Markup Language



HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol



IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force



IIS

Internet Information Server



IMAP

Internet Mail Access Protocol



IPSec

Internet Protocol Security



ISDN

Integrated Service Digital Network



ISP

Internet service provider



LAN

Local Area Network



LM

LAN Manager, early precursor to Windows NT



MBR

Master Boot Record



NAT

Network Address Translation



NIC

Network Interface Card



NTFS

New Technology File System, for storing data on a hard drive



NTLM

New Technology LAN Manager, the original Windows NT authentication protocol



NTLMv2

New Technology LAN Manager Version 2, updated version of Windows NT authentication protocol



OS

Operating system



OSI

Open Systems Interconnection



P3P

Platform for Privacy Preferences



PC

Personal computer



PERL

Practical Extraction and Reporting Language



POP3

Post Office Protocol 3



RAM

Random Access Memory



RFC

Request For Comment



RPC

Remote Procedure Call



SACL

System Access Control List



SDSL

Synchronous Digital Subscriber Line



SMB

Server Message Block



SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol



SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol



SSL

Secured Sockets Layer



TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol



UCE

Unsolicited commercial e-mail



W3C

World Wide Web Consortium



Win2k

Windows 2000



Win9x

Windows 95 and 98 and ME



WinME

Windows Millennium Edition



WinNT

Windows NT 4.0



xDSL

Type of DSL (usually ADSL or SDSL), x standing for the variable letter




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