Glossary of Terms

80/20 rule A rule of thumb by which 80% of a network’s traffic is local and 20% is remote.

Adaptability A user requirement for the system to be able to adapt to users’ changing needs.

Address For IP, a 32-bit number that identifies a device at the network layer.

Addressing Applying identifiers (addresses) to devices at various protocol layers (e.g., data-link and network).

Address mask For IP, a 32-bit number that identifies which bits in the address are considered part of the network and (by default) which bits are considered part of the device.

Address prefix When an address mask is noted by its length (N) in bits, as /N.

Addressing Assigning local or global, private or public, temporary or persistent identifiers to devices. ...

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