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08/10B local fiber Deterministic Load Distribution Keepalive Interval
10 BaseF Differential Encoding Keepalive Message
10 BaseFB Differential Manchester Encoding Label Swapping
10 BaseFP Directed Search LANE
10 Broad36 Directory Services Laser
100 BaseFX Discovery Mode Latency
100 BaseT4 Distortion Leaf Internetwork
100 BaseTX Distortion Delay Line Conditioning
100 BaseX DLC Line of Sight
100Base-T DLCI Line Turnaround
100VG-AnyLAN DLSw Load Balancing
10Base-2 DNS Local Access Rate
10Base-T Domain Name Local Traffic Filtering
10Base5 Dot Address Local-Area Network
10BaseFL Dotted Notation Log File
4B/5B local fiber Downlink Station Logical Channel
AARP probe packets Downsizing Login
Access Downstream Provider Logout
Access List Downtime Loop
Access Method Drop Loopback packet
Accounting Management DS-0 Loss
Accuracy DS-1 Mac address
Acknowledgment DS-1/DTI MAC address learning
Address DS-3 Mail Forwarding
Address Mapping Dual Counter-rotation Ring MAN
Address Mask Dual Homing Managed Object
Address Resolution Dynamic Address Resolution MAPI
Address Space Dynamic Addressing Mask
Addressed Call Mode Dynamic Routing MAU
Adjacency E1 Maximum Rate
Adjacent Nodes Early Token Release MBONE
Administrative Distance Echo Media
Admission Control Echo Channel Media Rate
ADSL Echo Test Mesh
ADSU Echoplex Message
Advertising ELAN Message Board
Agent Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Message Switching
Alarm Electronic Mail Message Unit
Alignment Error EMA Metasignaling
Alphanumeric Emulation Microcode
AppleTalk Emulation Mode Microsegmentation
Application Layer Encapsulation Microwave
Architecture Encapsulation Bridging MILNET
Archive Encoder Modulation
Asynchronous Enterprise network MTA
Asynchronous Transmission Equalization Multiaccess Network
ATM Error checking Multicast
Attribute Error Control Multicast router
Authoritative Name Server Ethernet Multihomed Host
Autonomous System EtherTalk Name Server
Autoreconfiguration Event Name Service
Back End Excess Rate Neighboring Routers
Backbone Expedited Delivery Network
Backup Explicit Route Network Address
Bandwidth Reservation Explorer Frame Network Architecture
Beacon Explorer Packet Network Interface
Bit pattern Exterior router Network Layer
Bit rate Extranet Network Management
Bit Stream Failure Domain Network Number
Bit Stuffing Fast Ethernet Newsgroups
Bitmap Fast Switching Non-Volatile
Black Hole Fault Management Octet
BNC FDDI OpenDoc
BNN FDDI II Oscillate
Boundary Function Field OSI 7-Layer Model
Bridge File system Output
Bridge Forwarding File Transfer Packet
Bridge Number Firewall Peer
Bridge Static Filtering Flag Peering
Broadcast Flag Byte Physical Address
Broadcast Address Flapping Ping
Broadcast Domain Flash Update Point-of-Presence
Broadcast Search Flooding POP
Broadcast Storm Flow PPP
brouter Flow Control PPPoE
Bus Forward Channel Promiscuous
Bus Network Forward Delay Interval Protocol Stack
Bus Topology Forwarding Proxy Server
Bypass Mode Four-part Dotted Notation PVC
Bypass Relay Fourier Transform Radio (RF) Frequency
Cable Range FQDN Receiver
Call Priority Fractional Reliability
Case Insensitive Fragment Repeater
Case Sensitive Fragmentation Response Time
Category 1 Cabling Frame Relay Bridging RF Interference
Category 2 Cabling Frame Switch RFS
Category 3 cabling Free-trade Zone Ring Network
Category 4 cabling Frequency RIP
Category 5 cabling Full Mesh RJ-45
Catenet Full-Duplex RJ-48S
Cell Gateway RJ-48X
Cell Relay Gateway NCP Root Name Server
Channelized E1 Grade of Service Router
Channelized T1 Ground Station RPC
CHAP Group Address Scalability
Chat Script Guard Band Security Certificate
Choke Packet Handshake Serial Port
CIR Headend Session
Circuit Group HELLO Session Layer
Classic IP Over ATM Hello Packet SMB
Client/Server Architecture Helper Address SONET
CLNS Heterogeneous Network SONET Ring
Cluster controller Hexadecimal Source
CMIS Hierarchical Routing Standby Monitor
CMNS Hint Star Network
CMT Holddown Static Route
Collision Avoidance Homologation Statistical Multiplexing
Collision Detection Hop STM-1
Collision Domain Hop Count Store And Forward Packet Switching
Communication Hop Distance Stub Area
Communications Line Host Address Stub Network
Community Host Number Subnet
Community String Hub Subnet Address
Component Hybrid Network Subnet Mask
Congestion I/O Bound Subnetwork
Connection-Oriented ICD Subvector
Connectionless IEEE 802.1 SWIP
Connectivity IEEE 802.12 Switch
Connector IEEE 802.2 Synchronization
Console IEEE 802.3 System Management
Contention IEEE 802.4 T-3
Convergence IEEE 802.5 TAXI 4B/5B
Core Gateway IEEE 802.6 TCU
Core Router Impedance Terminal
Cost Implementation Terminal Emulation
CPU bound In-band signaling Terminal Server
Crash Infrared TH
CRC Initialization Throughput
Crosstalk Input/output Tier-One Provider
CSMA/CD Insured Rate Tier-Three Provider
CTS Insured Traffic Tier-Two Provider
Cut-through Packet Switching Integrity Time-Out
Data Base Intelligence Token
Data Flow Control Layer Interarea Routing Token bus
Data Stream Interface Token Passing
Datagram Interference Token Ring
DE Internet Topology
Deadlock Internet Address Transfer Rate
Decibel Internet Node Address Transmission
DECnet Internet Router Transport
DECnet Routing Internet Socket Address Truncate
Dedicated LAN Internetwork TTL
Default Route Interoperability Tunneling
Delay Intra-area Routing UTP Ethernet
Demand Priority Intranet VLAN
Demodulation IP Number (IP Address) Workgroup
Demultiplexing IP switching X Windows
Designated Bridge IRN Zone
Designated Router ISR Zone File
Desktop Jabber
Destination Address KByte