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Common & Uncommon Vocabulary or Acronyms on the Internet

Vocabulary, Acronyms, or Useful Terms

Personally I can't tell you how many times I have had to look up acronyms or terms. Seems everyone wants to create acronyms for everything these days. I have started this list and will continue to add to it as I come across new terms. If you have terms that you'd like to see added then e-mail me at info@pcofficepro.com.

ADO: Active X Data Objects

API: Application Programming Interface

BHO: Browser Helper Object

CHAP: Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol

CIFS: Common Internet File System

CLS: Common Language Specification

CSNW: Client Service for NetWare

DCE: Distributed Computing Environment

DCOM: Distributed Component Object Model

EAP: Extensible Authentication Protocol

FDDI: Fiber Distribution Data Interface

GDI: Graphics Device Interface

IBL: Inbound Link

ICS: Internet Connection Sharing

IDE: Integrated Development Environment

IETF: Internet Engineering Task Force

IPC: Interprocess Communication

IPSec: Internet Security Protocol

MAC: Media Access Control

MAPI: Messaging API (see API above)

MD5: Message Digest 5 encryption

MPR: Multiple Provider Router

MSIL: Microsoft Intermediate Language

NAT: Network Address Translation

NetBEUI: NetBIOS Extended User Interface

PAP: Password Authentication Protocol

PEERS: Productivity, Efficiency and Escalation Rate Strategy..my favorite! ;-)~

POTS: Plain Old Telephone System

PPP: Point to Point

PPTP: Point to Point Tunneling Protocol

PR: Page Rank

RAD: Rapid Application Development

RAS: Remote Access Server

RPC: Remote Procedure Call

RSS: Real Simple Syndication

SDK: Software Development Kit

SEH: Structured Error Handling

SERP: Search Engine Results Page

SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol

SPAP: Shiva Password Authentication Protocol

SSI: Server Side Includes

TDI: Transport Driver Interface

UDDI: Universal Description, Discovery & Integration

WAP: Wireless Application Protocol

WBEM: Web Based Enterprise Management

WMI: Windows Management Instrumentation

WOSA: Windows Open Services Architecture

WSDL: Web Services Description Language

XSD: XML Schema Definition

XSLT: Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations