The Ack packet informs the PE that initiated a message that the destination PE accepted the message.
The process by which two computers (or a computer and a switch) connected by gigabit Ethernet determine the speed and other parameters with which they will communicate.
A flat metallic disk that contains information that you can view and copy onto your own hard disk; you cannot change or add to the disk. CD-ROM is short for compact disc read-only memory.
A communication network used to connect computers.
A communication rate of 2^30 bits per second.
Any system connected to the network.
The name that uniquely identifies each host (system) on the network.
A number that uniquely identifies each host (system) on a TCP/IP network.
The SGI version of the UNIX operating system.
Light-emitting diode, a light on a piece of hardware that indicates status or error conditions.
Medium Access Control; also called the physical layer.
The physical address of the gigabit Ethernet board, which is distinct from the IP address.
An online document that describes how to use a particular IRIX command. Also called reference page.
Network Information Service, a distributed database mechanism for user accounts, host names, mail aliases, and so on.
Peripheral Component Interconnect, a bus specification. The PCI bus is a high-performance local bus used to connect peripherals to memory and a microprocessor. A wide range of vendors make devices that plug into the PCI bus.
See man (manual) page.
A standard networking protocol that is included in the IRIX software.