GE 90-30 PLC Switch User Manual

In communications, a number of special terms are used, many of these terms are
referenced by acronyms.
This appendix contains a concise, alphabetized listing of conventional communications
terms and (where applicable) their associated acronyms. Most of these terms (but not
necessarily all) are used in this manual.
Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations
This is a listing of acronyms, and their derivation, that are commonly used throughout
this manual.
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASCII American National Standard Code for Information Interchange
AUI Attachment Unit Interface
AA U I Apple Attachment Unit Interface
BOOTP Boot Strap Protocol
BPS Bits Per Second
CPU Central Processing Unit
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
DCE Data Communications Equipment
DCS Detailed Channel Status
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DOS Disk Operating System
DTE Data Terminal Equipment
GSM GEnet System Manager
H Hexadecimal
I/O Input/Output
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IP Internet Protocol
K 1024
KB Kilobyte (1024 bytes)
LAN Local Area Network
LED Light Emitting Diode
LISW LAN Interface Status Word
LLC Logical Link Control
LSAP Link Layer Service Access Point
MAC Medium Access Control
MB Megabyte (1,048,576 bytes)