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Glossary of telecommunication network terms

This is a glossary of telecommunication network terms, derived from the Glossary of Telecommunication Terms published as Federal Standard 1037C. Please see the Federal Standard article for copyright-related issues, as not all parts of the source document are in the public domain.

LANs/MANs/WANs

baseband local area network[?] -- bridge -- brouter[?] -- carrier sense[?] -- Channel service unit -- domain name server -- Ethernet -- fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) -- head end -- jabber -- LAN application[?] (software) -- lobe attaching unit[?] -- local area network (LAN) -- logical link control sublayer[?] (LLC) -- metropolitan area network (MAN) -- network control program[?] (NCP) -- network interface device (NID) -- network topology -- physical signaling sublayer (PLS) -- ring latency -- ring network[?] -- server -- S interface -- slotted-ring network[?] -- switched multimegabit data services (SMDS) -- tail circuit[?] -- token[?] -- token-bus network[?] -- token passing[?] -- token ring adapter[?] -- truncated binary exponential backoff -- wide area network (WAN)

Layered Systems/Open Architecture

abstract syntax -- encapsulation -- expedited data unit[?] -- GOSIP[?] -- high-level control[?] -- intermediate system[?] -- LAP-B[?] -- layer -- layered system -- logical link control sublayer[?] (LLC) -- medium access control sublayer[?] (MAC) -- n-entity -- network termination 1 (NT1) -- network termination 2[?] (NT2) -- n-user -- open system[?] -- open systems architecture -- Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) -- Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)--architecture -- Open Systems Interconnection Specification (OSI)--Protocol -- Open Systems Interconnection--Reference Model (OSI--RM) -- Open Systems Interconnection Definitions[?] (OSI)--Service -- Open Systems Interconnection Management[?] (OSI)--Systems -- peer entity[?] -- peer group[?] -- physical signaling sublayer (PLS) -- protocol -- protocol-control information -- protocol data unit (PDU) -- protocol hierarchy[?] -- service -- service access point[?] (SAP) -- service data unit[?] (SDU) -- SONET -- standardized profile[?] -- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) -- TCP/IP -- TCP/IP Suite -- terminal endpoint functional group[?] (TE) -- virtual terminal (VT) -- wrapping[?]

Networking

access group[?] -- address field[?] -- asynchronous network[?] -- backbone -- branching network[?] -- client -- closed user group[?] -- commercial refile -- control station[?] -- delayed-delivery facility[?] -- democratically synchronized network[?] -- despotically synchronized network[?] -- differentiating network[?] -- directed net[?] -- distributed control[?] -- distributed network[?] -- distributed-queue dual-bus[?] (DQDB) -- endpoint node[?] -- equivalent network[?] -- free net[?] -- gateway -- global address[?] -- GOSIP[?] -- group address[?] -- hierarchical computer network[?] -- hierarchically synchronized network[?] -- hotline -- hybrid communications network[?] -- hypermedia[?] -- intelligent network (IN) -- intelligent peripheral[?] (IP) -- interconnection -- intermediate element[?] -- internetworking -- interworking functions[?] -- leg -- link -- logical topology[?] -- loop transmission[?] -- maritime broadcast communications net -- master station -- mediation function -- multicast -- multichannel -- multilevel precedence and preemption (MLPP) -- multilink operation[?] -- multiple media[?] -- multipoint access[?] -- net operation -- network -- network control program[?] (NCP) -- network engineering -- network interface -- network interface card[?] -- network topology -- noncentralized operation[?] -- nonsynchronous network[?] -- open network architecture (ONA) -- overhead information -- packet switching -- path -- PCS -- physical topology[?] -- point-to-point link[?] -- polling -- port -- portability -- POSIX -- precedence[?] -- primary channel -- primary station -- public data network[?] (PDN) -- public switched network[?] (PSN) -- radio net[?] -- relay -- remote access -- remote logon[?] -- route -- routine message[?] -- seizing[?] -- server -- service termination point -- signal center[?] -- signal transfer point[?] (STP) -- sliding window -- slot[?] -- slotted-ring network[?] -- slot time[?] -- sublayer -- subnetwork -- switched circuit[?] -- symmetrical channel[?] -- synchronous data link control[?] (SDLC) -- synchronous network -- synchronous transmission[?] -- system failure transfer[?] -- system follow-up[?] -- system signaling and supervision[?] -- tandem[?] -- teleconference -- Terminal Access Controller[?] (TAC) -- terminal adapter -- terminal endpoint functional group[?] (TE) -- through group[?] -- through supergroup[?] -- T-interface -- token-bus network[?] -- token passing[?] -- token-ring network[?] -- trace packet[?] -- unidirectional operation[?] -- U interface -- Universal Personal Telecommunications service[?] (UPT) -- virtual network[?] -- virus -- wrapping[?]

Network Management

accounting management[?] -- administrative management complex[?] (AMC) -- attribute -- customer management complex[?] -- fault management -- managed object -- network administration -- network management -- network manager[?] -- operations system[?] -- performance management -- security management -- system management[?] -- telecommunications management network[?] (TMN)

Networks

ARPANet[?] -- Automatic Digital Network[?] (AUTODIN) -- Automatic Secure Voice Communications Network[?] (AUTOSEVOCOM) -- Automatic Voice Network[?] (AUTOVON) -- command net[?] -- common user network[?] -- communications net[?] -- communications network -- computer network -- Defense Communications System[?] (DCS) -- Defense Data Network[?] (DDN) -- Defense Switched Network[?] (DSN) -- Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) -- integrated digital network[?] (IDN) -- The Internet -- joint multichannel trunking and switching system -- Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) -- National Communications System (NCS) -- National Information Infrastructure (NII) -- value-added network[?] (VAN)

Network Topology/Architecture

client-server architecture[?] -- network architecture -- network connectivity[?] -- network topology -- node -- physical topology[?] -- ring network[?]



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