Interior Border Gateway Protocol A pair of routers within a single Autonomous System administrative domain which exchange routes using BGP.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the not-for-profit organization that is responsible for domain name registration, based in Marina Del Rey, California.
Internet Control Message Protocol, the standard error and control message protocol for Internet systems. Defined in RFC 792. The most well known use of ICMP messages is the Echo Request - Echo Reply sequence used by ping.
A graphical image representing a (usually easily recognized) function or control, usually reacts to being selected by performing some useful or entertaining action. A primary feature of most GUIs.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society.
IEEE 802.3
The IEEE standard defining the ethernet communications standard.
The Internet Engineering Task Force, The IETF is the protocol engineering and development arm of the Internet, the IETF home page provides specific information in excruciating detail.
Internet Key Exchange.
Shorthand for In My Humble Opinion.
See also: ROTFL, and TMK.
A loose confederation of networks around the world, the networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the U.S. Government ARPAnet project, and is specifically designed to have no central governing authority or 'root', node.
The Internic provides the primary directory and registration services for the American part of the Internet.
A private network using standard internet protocols but with limited or no connectivity to the public internet. An intranet is often connected to the public networks via a firewall.
Internet Protocol, the standard communications scheme used for internet connected hosts, as specified in RFC 791.
Internet Protocol SECurity, a set of protocols for encryption of IP traffic. There are two IPSEC modes, 'payload' encryption where only the packet data portion is encrypted, and 'tunnel' where the original packet headers are encrypted and encapsulated in another packet. Defined in RFC 2401.
Acronym for Internet Relay Chat, a world-wide distributed live chat system.
Pronounced /eye-suh-kemp/, Internet Security Association Key Management Protocol, a authentication system for the secure exchange of encryption keys. Defined in RFC 2408.
See also: IKE, IPSEC VPN.
Acronym for Integrated Services Digital Network, a high-speed digital phone system that supersedes POTS.
See also: PRI and the ISDN Glossary. (lorenzen)
Acronym for Internet Service Provider, these are the companies that provide access to end users of the Internet, as opposed to NSPs. There are several lists of regional ISPs, including NetUSA.
Acronym for United National International Telecommunications Union.