SCO OpenServer Release 6 Quick Start Guide

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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

AC97. Audio Codec '97 (AC'97) is the specification for high-quality sound.

AFS. Acer Fast Filesystem, one of the Legacy filesystems of SCO Unix.

Apache. The Apache HTTP Web Server.

BIND9. Berkley Internet Name Domain is an implementation of the DNS Protocol Suite.

BTLD. Boot Time Loadable Driver, a device driver that can be loaded into the kernel at install/boot time.

C/C++. C is a high-level programming language that was developed in the mid-1970s. C++ is a programming language that was built off the C language.

CPU. Central Processing Unit.

CUPS. Common Unix Print Subsystem.

cURL. cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FILE and LDAP.

DCU. The Device Configuration Utility.

Divvy. A utility that allows you to divide a disk partition into up to 15 fielsystems.

DNS. Domain Name Service.

DOS. Disk Operating System, early single user operating system for Intel PC from Microsoft.

EAFS. Extended Acer Fast Filesyste, One of the SCO Unix Legacy Filesystems.

ES51K. This should be S51K, not ES51K. Its the AT&T UNIX(R) System V 1KB Filesystem.

FAT32. Microsoft Filesystem (File Allocation Table)shipped in Win 95 and later.

Foomatic. Printer Interface Scripts for CUPS.

FTP. File Transfer Protocol, mechanism for transfering files over the newtork.

GIMP-print. A set of printer drivers written to take advanage of the full capabilities of a wide range of printers.

HBA. Host Bus Adapter, Another name for a disk controller on OpenServer.

HPIJS. HP Inkjet Printer Driver Package.

HTFS. High Throughput Filesystem, the Journalling filesystem of SCO Openserver 5.

Idbuild. Utility to build the SVR5 Kernel and Kernel Modules on Openserver 6.

IPsec. IP Security Protocol: a set of protocols <protocol.html that support secure exchange of packets <packet.html at the IP <IP.html layer.

Java. A high level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems.

Joliet. Joliet is a Microsoft extension to the ISO 9660 filesystem that allows Unicode characters to be used in filenames.

KDE3. The K Desktop Environment, version 3, is a graphical user interface, not unlike that of Microsoft Windows for UNIX- and Linux-based systems.

LFS. Large File Support, specifically files larger than 2Gb on 32-bit systems.

LPO. Loop Protection Option.

MAC. Media Access Control, the hardware address of which uniquely identifies each node of a network.

MMDF. Multi-channel Memo Distribution Facility, a popular mail transport agent (MTA).

MTBSS. Mean time between system stops. A more relevant term than MTBF, mean time between failure.

MySQL. An open source relational database.

NAS. Network-Attached Storage. A server that is dedicated to file sharing.

NAT. Network Address Translation, an Internet standard that enables a local-area network (LAN) to use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set of addresses for external traffic.

NFSv3. Network File System, a client/server application that allows all network users to access shared files stored on computers of different types.

ODT. On-die termination improves signal integrity of the memory channel, enabling more efficient system operation and lower overall system cost.

OpenDesktop. A platform for office automation that enables the integration of administrative process; a common communications infrastructure.

OpenSSH. A free, open-source implementation of the SSH (Secure SHell) protocols.

OpenSSL. The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS.

OSR5. OpenServer Release 5, an implementation of the SVR3.2 UNIX kernel, and the most widely-installed UNIX operating system for Intel hardware.

PCI. Peripheral Component Interconnect is an interconnection system between a microprocessor and attached devices in which expansion slots are spaced closely for high-speed operation.

Perl. Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, a robust programming language frequently used for creating CGI programs on Web servers.

PHP. Self-referentially short for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages.

PostgreSQL. Open source database software.

PRISM Technology. A wireless hardware chipset standard supported by SCO. OpenServer 6 supports a myriad of wireless devices that are PRISM based enabling more wireless networking capabilities.

S51K. A fylesystem fo rmat.

Samba. SAMBA is a collection of free software developed to provide Microsoft file system services from UNIX file servers.

SAN. Storage Area Network.

SATA. Serial advanced technology attachment (ATA), an evolution of the parallel ATA physical storage interface.

SCSI. Small Computer System Interface.

Sendmail. A common UNIX-based mail program.

SOAP. Simple Object Access Protocol. SOAP is a protocol for accessing a Web Service.

Squid. A full-eatured Web proxy cache designed to run on Unix systems.

SVR5. Unix System 5 (V) Release 5, the foundation of both SCO OpenServer 6 and SCO UnixWare.

TCI/IP. (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) - The protocols, or conventions, that computers use to communicate over the Internet.

Tomcat. An open source implementation of Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies that is used by SCM as a Web server.

USB. Universal Serial Bus. USB is a standard port that enables you to connect external devices.

VFAT. The Microsoft Windows 95 and NT version of the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. Supports long file names.

VTOC. fdisk disk partition and UnixWare slices.

VxFS. Veritas Journaled FileSystem (VxFS).

Wget. Retrieves files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. X.Org is the worldwide consortium empowered with the stewardship and collaborative development of the X Window System technology and standards

X11R5. Version 11 release 5 of the X protocol.

X11R6. Version 11 release 6 of the X Window System.

XAA. Xfree86 Acceleration Architecture (X-Windows).

XDT3. The X client that determines the behavior and appearance of the ?????

Xenix. A version of Unix developed by Microsoft.

XML. eXtensible Markup Language. A subset of SGML constituting a particular text markup language for interchange of structured data.

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