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Glossary

This page is constantly being updated; below are some of the terms used throughout documents related to this project:

Acronym Description
AA Authentication and authorization: this is a security method for ensuring the appropriate users are allowed to use a system and that they are given differing levels of access depending upon their credentials.
API Application program interface: a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.
BWCTL Bandwidth Test Controller: a tool, developed by Internet2, that wraps Iperf to establish bandwidth; unlike Iperf, this tool does not need to be started concurrently on both ends of the test, nor does it require the user to be given an account on the remote machine.
CNM Customer Network Management: a graphical user interface.
CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CPAN Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
CSV Comma-Separated Values
CVS Concurrent Versions System
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
GUI Graphical user interface
ID Identification
IPPM Internet Protocol Performance Metrics
JRA3 Joint Research Activities 3: Security Services
JRA4 Joint Research Activities 4: Development of Network Services
JRA5 Joint Research Activities 5: Roaming and Authorisation Services
LS Lookup Service
MA Measurement Archive
MP Measurement Point
MRTG Multi-Router Traffic Grapher
NEMO Network Monitor
NMWG Network Measurement Working Group: part of the Global Grid Forum effort; the group has focused on developing schemas for network measurement requests and responses.
NOC Network Operations Center
NREN National Research and Education Network
ORB Object Request Broker
OSI Open Source Initiative
OWD One-way delay
OWDV One-way delay variation
P2P Peer-to-peer]
PERT Performance Enhancement Response Team
Q/A Quality assurance
RC Release Candidate
RRD Round robin database
SEEREM2 South-eastern European Research & Education Network: second generation of the existing network.
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UI User interface
XML eXtensible Markup Language