Glossary of terms

During our studies of Networking, we will encounter many acronyms and Network terminology that we all need to understand. The purpose of this assignment is to create awareness and understanding of the plethora of terms and acronyms that we will be learning. Each student is responsible for 10 acronyms, which is the equivalent of one per week. At the end of the course we will have built a glossary of at least 80 terms that we have defined. This is a great place in the coursework to earn some 'extra' credit.
The Glossary is an ongoing assignment. Each student will prepare a web page in the site describing the acronym or term that is of interest in the week's study. The expectation is that the web page (you have all been given edit rights to this site) will be a summary of the research that you have done about the specific term. All resources will be cited at the end of the page. Simply copying verbatim from sites like Wikipedia is not the intent of the assignment. Rather, the intent is to use your synthesis and analysis skills to write a summary of the term in your own words to demonstrate that you have learned something about the acronym, term, or protocol. Use whatever sources you like but write the page summary in your own words and be sure to cite the sources appropriately. I have provided an example with the Ping Page.

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TCP Transmission Control Protocol  Cody Paulson  April 22, 2014 
LAN Local Area Network Cody Paulson April 22, 2014 
MAN Metropolitan Area Network  Cody Paulson  April 22, 2014 
MAC Media Access Control  Cody Paulson  April 22, 2014 
SSL Secure Socket Layer DJ Flores  
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language DJ Flores June 16, 2014 
Repeater Repeater DJ Flores June 16, 2014 
NIC Network Interface Controller DJ Flores June 16, 2014 
IMP Interface Message Processor DJ Flores June 16, 2014 
Buffer Buffer DJ Flores June 16, 2014 
DNS Domain Name System Hans Roelle May 31, 2014 
FTP File Transfer Protocol Hans Roelle May 31, 2014 
Phishing Phishing Hans Roelle June 1, 2014 
Bridge Bridge Hans Roelle June 1, 2014 
Repeater Repeater Hans Roelle June 1, 2014 
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol Hans Roelle June 2, 2014 
Baseband Baseband Technology Hans Roelle June 2, 2014 
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol Hans Roelle June 3, 2014 
NIC Network Interface Cards Hans Roelle June 3, 2014 
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network Hans Roelle June 3, 2014 
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair Jimmy Roeder April 23, 2014 
Latency Latency Jimmy Roeder April 23, 2014 
STP Shielded Twisted Pair Jimmy Roeder April 23, 2014 
Crosstalk Crosstalk Jimmy Roeder April 23, 2014 
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol Jimmy Roeder April 30, 2014 
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol Jimmy Roeder April 30, 2014 
RAIN Redundant Array of Independent Nodes Jimmy Roeder May 27, 2014 
Frame Relay Frame Relay Jimmy Roeder May 27, 2014 
Kerberos Kerberos Jimmy Roeder June 4, 2014 
Worm Worm Jimmy Roeder June 4, 2014 
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Josh Yundt April 16, 2014 
MDF Main Distribution Frame Josh Yundt April 16, 2014 
SSH Secure Shell Josh Yundt April 29, 2014 
NAT Network Address Translation Josh Yundt May 20, 2014 
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
DSL Digital Subscriber Line Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
VoIP Voice Over Internet Protocol  Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
UDP User Datagram Protocol  Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidence Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection Josh Yundt June 9, 2014 
WAN Wide Area Network Mark McDonald April 17, 2014 
WWW World Wide Web Mark McDonald April 17, 2014 
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Mark McDonald April 30, 2014 
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol Mark McDonald April 30, 2014 
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure Mark McDonald May 13, 2014 
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol Mark McDonald May 19, 2014 
Collision Domain Network segment where signals may collide Mark McDonald May 26, 2014 
Collision Event in which two signals are released onto the same network segment simultaneously Mark McDonald May 26, 2014 
WAP Wireless Access Point Mark McDonald June 4, 2014 
Packet Switching Network communications technology in which all data is broken into discrete packets. Mark McDonald June 4, 2014 
Ping Network tool to discover network connectivity and other information Mr. Welch April 1, 2014 
ARP Address Resolution Protocol Mr. Welch April 2, 2014 
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Mr Welch April 2, 2014 
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