Appendix . Glossary

access control

a mechanism for limiting use of some resource to authorized users.

access control set

a synonym for access control list; some people make the distinction that the order of entries in an access control set cannot be significant, while the order of entries in an access control list might be.

ACL (access control list)

a data structure associated with a resource that specifies the authorized users.

active attack

one in which an attacker does something other than simply eavesdropping, for instance, transmits data, modifies data, or subverts the system so that it can impersonate an address.


one of several organizations that develop and publish standards for computer networking. It stands for American National Standards ...

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