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 an abbreviation 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..
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.
Maximum Transmission Unit is a configuration parameter that controls the size of the Ethernet frames that the Gigabit Ethernet board can transmit and receive.
An online document that describes how to use a particular Linux 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. Many vendors offer devices that plug into the PCI bus.
See man (manual) page.
A standard networking protocol that is included in the Linux software.