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   MILNET Military Network: TCP/IP unclassified US DOD computer network

  

   MOD Masters of Deception (or Destruction)

  

   Modem Modulator De-modulator: a device used to transmit computer data

   over a regular telephone line

  

   NCA National Crime Authority

  

   Netlink A Primos/Dialcom command used to initiate a connection over an

   X.25 network

  

   NIST National Institute of Standards (US)

  

   NIC Network Information Center (US), run by DOD: a computer which

   assigned domain names for the Internet.

  

   NRL Naval Research Laboratory (US)

  

   NSA National Security Agency (US)

  

   NUA Network User Address: the `telephone' number of a computer on an

   X.25 network

  

   NUI Network User Identifier (or Identification): combined

   username/password used on X.25 networks for billing purposes

  

   NorTel Northern Telecom, Canadian manufacturer of telecommunications

   equipment

  

   PABX Private Automatic Branch Exchange

  

   PAD Packet Assembler Disassembler--ASCII gateway to X.25 networks

  

   PAR `PAR?'--command on PAD to display PAD

   parameters

  

   RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

  

   RTG Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, space probe Galileo's

   plutonium-based power system

  

   RTM Robert Tappan Morris (Jr), the Cornell University student who

   wrote the Internet worm, also known as the RTM worm

  

   Scanner A program which scans and compiles information, such as a list

   of NUAs

  

   SPAN Space Physics Analysis Network: global DECNET- based network,

   primarily controlled by NASA

  

   Sprint US telecommunications company, an X.25 network provider

  

   Sprinter Word used by some Australian and English hackers to denote

   scanner. Derived from scanning attacks on Sprint communications

  

   Sprintnet X.25 network controlled by Sprint communications

  

   Sun Sun Microsystems--a major producer of Unix workstations