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Penny

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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2006, 03:36:34 am »


The PUG Glossary

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additional Acronyms and Glossary items, definitions, overview links and PUG forum explanation links can be added to the thread here
we'll also be adding bits and pieces of Force9 / PN lore, from the early days - related thread here
« Last Edit: August 28, 2006, 01:47:25 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006, 03:37:20 am »

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NADS - nickel and dime solutions
from Colin

Network Investment Summary - PlusNet plc - on line here
(direct link)

news1, news2, news3 - The famous force9 news servers, often they werent working but IIRC news3 was the more reliable one. And since we are on news servers the move from Worksop apparently didn't go as smoothly as what was hoped, with the news server being in Nick Lott's car boot and said car then stuck at a roundabout, it kept force9.social.chat busy with banter for a while (mostly on news3 ;-p ).
from bud, see "PlusNet Past" thread here

News pages
 - news from your vISP online -    Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
(direct links)

News - PlusNet UserGroup News Page - on line here
(direct link)

NNTP - Network News Transfer Protocol
from kitz

NOC - Network Operations Centre
from wildmind

Noise Margin - (or "SNR Margin") - including details of Target SNR Margin
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

NP - no problem
from Penny

NTE - Network Termination Equipment
from dusty_bin

NTE5 - the BT master socket
from dusty_bin

NTP - Network Time Protocol - The (unofficial) Plusnet NTP server is: ntp.plus.net.  For other servers, try: uk.pool.ntp.org or the UK sub-zones here from The NTP Pool Project.
from dusty_bin ... see also related info from northbritish here
« Last Edit: September 12, 2006, 04:45:21 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006, 03:37:54 am »

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OADM - Optical Add / Drop Multiplexor
from MauriceB

OFDM - Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
from MauriceB

Organizational Structure of PlusNet plc - on line here
(direct link)

OS - Operating System - comprehensive info about Operating Systems on line here
from Penny

OT - off topic
from Penny

OTOH - on the other hand
from Penny

OTT - over the top
from Penny

Outlook - SetUp Guide
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

Outlook - SetUp - video guide
 - available to view online -      Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

Outlook Express - SetUp Guide
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

Outlook Express - SetUp - video guide
 - available to view online -      Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT
« Last Edit: September 12, 2006, 04:50:32 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2006, 03:43:55 am »

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P2P - Peer to Peer (as in file sharing systems)
from Penny

Password Recovery - if you should forget your password, you can now get it e-mailed to you automatically.
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

PC - Personal Computer
from Penny

PDF - Portable Document Format. PDF is a platform independent standard developed by Adobe in the early 1990s. The format has become popular for distributing documents where preserving the original layout is important e.g. manuals, e-books etc. To view a PDF document requires Adobe Reader or similar software. Many tools exist to create PDF files. A good freeware one is PrimoPDF.
from mr_chris

PDF - download Adobe Reader for PDF files here
from Penny

Phishing - comprehensive info about Phishing on line here
from Penny

Phone Calls - help articles
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

Phone Support: for Force 9, Free-Online and PlusNet see article on PUG website here
for MN (Metronet) Support see MN Support Tel. Nos. here
(references independently attributed)

Photos - adding photos to webpages - for absolute beginners - on line here
(forum posts)

PHP - Personal Home Page (scripting language)
from Penny

PHP - PHP: Hypertext PreProcessor
from Colin

PING - how to use "ping" - details here
located via PUG forum posting by kitz here

PING - saving or outputting "ping" and tracert results - details here
source of link: PUG forum posting by kitz here

PITA - pain in the a***
from Penny

PlusNet Broadband - changing your PlusNet plc broadband product
 - see related support pages:   Force9: here   *   FreeOnline: here   *   PlusNet: here
guides provided by the WPMT

PlusNet plc - website here
PlusNet "Help Assistant" here
PlusNet News Page here
PlusNet Portal here
PlusNet Service Status here
(direct links)

PlusNet plc Network Investment Summary - on line here
(direct link)

PlusNet plc Organizational Structure - on line here
(direct link)

PlusNet Support Tel. Nos.:
PlusNet Residential 0845 140 0200
PlusNet Business 0845 002 0170
PlusNet Faults 0845 140 0080
source: article on PUG website here

PlusNet UserGroup (PUG) - website here
PUG Constitution here
PUG Forums - Moderation Policy here
PUG Forums/Website - Terms & Conditions here
PUG News Page here
(direct links)

PlusTalk Settings
Force9 here
FreeOnline here
PlusNet here
(direct links)

PN - PlusNet plc - see above
from Penny

PNG - Portable Network Graphic (for web-images)
from Penny

POMS - Project and Operational Management System
from JBailey

POP - Post Office Protocol
from Colin

POP3 - Post Office Protocol - comprehensive info about POP3 on line here
from kitz, link from Penny

Portals:
Force9/Free-Online/PlusNet Portal here
Metronet Portal here
(direct links)

Portals - Service Status
 - see related status pages -   Force9/FreeOnline/PlusNet: here   *   Metronet: here
(direct links)

Port Blocking - details of which ports can be blocked for security reasons by the customer using the PlusNet firewall
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service
from kitz

POV - point of view
from Penny

PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
from kitz

PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
from kitz

Prestige 2002 Broadband Phone Adapter - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Programming Languages - comprehensive info about Programming Languages on line here
from Penny

PSTN - Public Switched Telephone Network
from kitz

PSU - Power Supply Unit - a unit that supplies power.
Einsteinian definition by JBailey

PUG - PlusNet UserGroup - see above
from Penny

"pylon" - an early Force9 logo ... alongside "Unleash the Beast"
from dhookham and bud, see "PlusNet Past" thread here and photo here - disk photo here
« Last Edit: October 15, 2007, 11:48:48 pm by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2006, 03:44:30 am »

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QA - Quality Assurance
from wildmind

QAM - Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
from MauriceB
« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 01:37:24 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2006, 03:44:59 am »

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RADIUS - Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, an authentication and accounting system used by many Internet Service Providers (ISPs). When you dial in to the ISP you must enter your username and password. This information is passed to a RADIUS server, which checks that the information is correct, and then authorizes access to the ISP system.
definition by JBailey

RAM - Random Access Memory
from Penny

RAMBO - Rate Adaptive Management BOx - detailed overview here
definition by kitz

Re-directs (e-mail) - setting up re-directs -
Text Explanation -  here
Video Guide available to view online - here
guides provided by the WPMT

ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
from Penny

ROM - Read Only Memory
from Penny

ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
from Penny

RSS - Really Simple Syndication
from Penny

RSN - real soon now - often means something akin to "when hell freezes over"
from dhookham

RTF - Rich Text Format
from Penny

RTFM - read the f* manual
from kitz

RWIN - Receive Window: Value that defines the maximum size of data that can be received before having to send an acknowledgement (ACK) packet. Increased RWIN can increase data transmission speeds over high speed, high latency links, however where there are frequent errors in the data, slowdowns will be more noticeable.
definition by mr_chris
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 12:21:02 am by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2006, 03:45:34 am »

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SDSL - Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
from kitz

Server Settings Guide - "a handy reference guide to all the server and connection details you may need"
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Service Status:
Metronet Service Status here
PlusNet/FOL/F9 Service Status here
(direct links)

Service Status Archives - available via UserTools page here
(direct link)

Service Status RSS feeds - available via UserTools page here
forum posting from Kritifile here

Service Status Updates by e-mail - you can sign up for Service Status updates to be sent to you by e-mail on the UserTools page here.
from mr_chris/Penny

SLA - Service Level Agreement
from dhookham

SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
from kitz

SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
from kitz

SNR - Signal to Noise Ratio (often wrongly used to mean SNR Margin - SNR is the amount of signal on a line relative to the amount of electrostatic noise, expressed in decibels (dB). A SNR Margin is the number of dB above the "true" SNR required to maintain a connection. E.g. the line may require 36dB of SNR to sync. The current SNR may be 40dB. This equates to a SNR margin of +4dB. It is possible for the SNR margin to drop below zero, but this often results in the line dropping and resyncing.
definition by mr_chris

SNR - Signal to Noise Ratio - detailed overview here
definition by kitz

SNR - Signal to Noise Ratio
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

SNR Margin - (or "Noise Margin") - including details of Target SNR Margin
 - see related support pages:   [http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/troubleshooting/connection_faults.shtml?supportb=broadband_t5intconnectionfaults#8]here[/url]
guides provided by the WPMT

Solwise SAR110 Router - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Solwise SAR130 Router - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Solwise SAR900 USB Modem - PC setups / PC drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Spam - from the first recorded single "spam" to 600 e-mail addresses in 1978, the worldwide spam-send in June 2006 numbered 55 billion a DAY - more background info about Spam on line here
from Penny

SpeedTouch 330 Modem Driver - improving data thoughput - details here
forum posting by doomsayer

SpeedTouch 716 WL Broadband Phone Router - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Spreadsheets - comprehensive info about Spreadsheets on line here
from Penny

SSB - Service Selection Barring - detailed overview here
definition by kitz

SSI - Server Side Includes
from dhookham

SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
from Penny

Statistics - a guide to understanding line/connection statistics
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Support Telephone Nos.: for Force 9, Free-Online and PlusNet see article on PUG website here
for MN (Metronet) Support see MN Support Tel. Nos. here
(references individually attributed)

Sync Speed - also known as "Line Rate"
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 12:12:38 am by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2006, 03:46:26 am »

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T&Cs - Terms and Conditions
from Penny

Tags/Markers - what to do if a tag or marker has been left on your line by the previous broadband provider
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

TANSTAAFL - there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
from dhookham

TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
from kitz

TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - comprehensive info about TCP/IP on line here
from Penny

Telephone Preference Service - If you do not wish to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls, register online at www.tpsonline.org.uk or call 020 7766 4420.
from the WPMT

Telephone Support: for Force 9, Free-Online and PlusNet see article on PUG website here for 0845 support numbers, or here for geographical support numbers.
for MN (Metronet) Support see MN Support Tel. Nos. here
(references individually attributed)

Thomson Speedtouch 585 Wireless Broadband Router - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Throughput Speed - (Data Rate)
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

TIA - thanks in anticipation
from Penny

Tiscali LLU - FAQ on line at the PUG website here.
reproduction of PN guidelines

TL - Team Leader
from wildmind

TLA - three letter acronym
from Colin

TLD - Top Level Domain
from Penny

TLK - Two Letter Key. PlusNet acronym for the first two characters of your username.
from Colin

tracert - Traceroute - how to use tracert - details here
source of link: PUG forum posting by kitz here

tracert - saving or outputting tracert and "ping" results - details here
source of link: PUG forum posting by kitz here

Trojan Horse - comprehensive info about Trojan Horse programs on line here
from Penny

TSM - Technical Shift Manager
from wildmind

TY - thank you
from Penny

TYVM - thank you very much
from Penny
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 12:07:37 am by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2006, 03:47:07 am »

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UBC - Usage Based Charging
from kitz

UI - User Interface
from Penny

UPS - Uninterrupted Power Source
from Penny

"Unleash the Beast" - an early Force9 slogan ... alongside a collapsing pylon logo
from dhookham and bud, see "PlusNet Past" thread here and photo here

Upstream and downstream - sending of data - brief details
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

URL - Uniform Resource Locator (web address)
from Penny

USB - Universal Serial Bus
from Penny

Usenet - "Usenet is one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use. It was established in 1980 following experiments the previous year, over a decade before the World Wide Web was introduced and the general public was admitted to the Internet." - comprehensive info about Usenet on line here
from Penny

Usenet Service Status
 - see related status pages -   here
(direct links)

Username Recovery - if you should forget your Username, you can now get it e-mailed to you automatically.
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

UTP - Unscreened Twisted Pair [less common usage]
from dusty_bin

UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair [more common usage]
from wildmind
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 12:05:20 am by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2006, 03:47:49 am »

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Viruses - comprehensive info about Computer Viruses on line here
from Penny

VMBU - View My Broadband Usage - "how to check your usage with the View My Broadband Usage tool"
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocol
from kitz

VotC - Voice of the Customer
from Inactive

Voyager 105 USB Modem - Broadband Modem - MAC Setup Guide
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 105 USB Modem - PC / Mac / setups and drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 205 USB Modem - PC setups / PC + Mac drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 210 USB Modem/Router - PC / Mac / setups and drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 240 4-Port Router - PC setups
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 1055 Wireless Adapter - PC setups and drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

Voyager 1065 Wireless Adapter - PC setups and drivers
 - see related support pages:   here
guides provided by the WPMT

VP - Virtual Paths - detailed overview here
definition by kitz
« Last Edit: October 12, 2007, 12:03:17 am by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2006, 03:48:27 am »

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WAN - Wide Area Network
from Penny

WB - welcome back
from Penny

Webmail - using webmail - guide
 - available to view online - here
guides provided by the WPMT

Web Portal(s): Originally each PlusNet brand had individual portals but in September 07 these were consolidated into one portal serving all vISPs here
(direct links)

Website building - simple basics - for absolute beginners - on line here
(forum posts)

Webspace & FTP Service Status
 - see related status pages - here
(direct links)

WFM - works for me
from Penny

Wireless Broadband
 - see related support pages:   PlusNet (only): here
guide provided by the WPMT

Wireless Broadband Hotspots Directory
 - available to view online -      PlusNet (only): here
made available by the WPMT

Worms - comprehensive info about Worms (self-replicating computer programs) on line here
from Penny

WPMT - Web and Portal Management Team
from Colin

WTF - Workplace Task Force
from ianwild

WWW - World Wide Web
from Penny

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
from Penny
« Last Edit: October 11, 2007, 11:54:31 pm by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2006, 03:48:53 am »

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XML - Extensible Markup Language
from Colin

XHTML - Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
from Colin

XSS - Cross Site Scripting - detailed explanation here
from pwebb ... definition link from pcsni
« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 12:10:23 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2006, 04:00:59 am »

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YMMV - your mileage may vary - ie this is how it is for me, but you might see something different
from dhookham

YTD - year to date
from Penny

YW - you're welcome
from Penny
« Last Edit: August 29, 2006, 12:22:16 pm by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2006, 04:01:32 am »

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ZyXEL P-630-S USB Modem - PC setups / PC + Mac drivers
 - see related support pages here
guides provided by the WPMT
« Last Edit: October 11, 2007, 11:48:19 pm by northbritish »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
Penny

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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2006, 04:19:18 am »

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The PUG Glossary

additional Acronyms and Glossary items, definitions, overview links and PUG forum explanation links can be added to the thread here
we'll also be adding bits and pieces of Force9 / PN lore, from the early days - related thread here
« Last Edit: August 28, 2006, 01:36:38 am by Penny »

Penny Rollo       Force 9 from 17/02/98       PlusNet from 2000 onwards     
Project HappyChild - free maths worksheets, free French-English
worksheets and 12 other languages http://www.happychild.org.uk
personal site www.pennymidasrollo.plus.com
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