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Glossary of Terms

DNS

An acronym for Domain Name System.

ICMP

An acronym for Internet Control Message Protocol.

HTTP

An acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

IP

An acronym for Internet Protocol.

LAN

An acronym for Local Area Network.

NAT

An acronym for Network Address Translation.

SSH

An acronym for Secure Shell.

TCP

An acronym for Transmission Control Protocol.

UDP

An acronym for User Datagram Protocol.

WAN

An acronym for Wide Area Network.

VM

An acronym for Virtual Machine.

VPN

An acronym for Virtual Private Network.

Note

Though technically abbreviations read letter by letter are initialisms, not acronyms, this document refers to both as acronyms to be more accessible to readers.