Glossary of Key Terms

802.1Q tagging | The process of inserting a virtual local area network (VLAN) ID in the header of frames from clients assigned to a VLAN.

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AAA | A system used in IP-based networking to track user activity and control user access to computer resources.

Access control lists (ACLs) | Lists of rules that a networking device will process to allow access rights to ports, applications, or services from clients or connections.

Active fingerprinting | A method of fingerprinting in which requests are transmitted a remote device to gain information from the corresponding replies.

Active scanning | A process of wireless discovery in which the client proactively scans the network by sending out probe pulse requests.

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