--A group of network protocols that share a common format of network address. Address families are defined by RFC 1700.
--autonomous system. An IP term to describe a routing domain that has its own independent routing policy and is administered by a single authority. Equivalent to the OSI term "routing domain."
--Border Gateway Protocol. Interdomain routing protocol that exchanges reachability information with other BGP systems.
--Connectionless Network Service
An OSI network-layer protocol.
--Common Management Information Protocol. In OSI, a network management protocol created and standardized by ISO for the monitoring and control of heterogeneous networks.
--data communications channel.
--data communications network.
--End System-to-Intermediate System. OSI protocol that defines how end systems (hosts) announce themselves to intermediate systems (routers).
--File Transfer, Access, and Management. In OSI, an application-layer protocol developed for network file exchange and management between diverse types of computers.
--Interior Gateway Protocol. Internet protocol used to exchange routing information within an autonomous system.
--Interior Gateway Routing Protocol. A proprietary Cisco protocol developed to address the issues associated with routing in large, heterogeneous networks.
--intermediate system. Routing node in an OSI network.
--Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System. OSI link-state hierarchical routing protocol based on DECnet Phase V routing, where routers exchange routing information based on a single metric, to determine network topology.
--International Organization for Standardization. International organization that is responsible for a wide range of standards, including those relevant to networking. ISO developed the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model, a popular networking reference model.
--network service access point address. The network address format used by OSI networks.
--Open System Interconnection. International standardization program created by ISO and ITU-T to develop standards for data networking that facilitate multivendor equipment interoperability.
--The OSI term that is equivalent to autonomous system for BGP.
--Synchronous Digital Hierarchy. Standard that defines a set of rate and format standards that are sent using optical signals over fiber.
--Synchronous Optical Network. High-speed synchronous network specification designed to run on optical fiber.