Short for Basic Link Service, and also called Link Service, it is a Fibre Channel request and response protocol used by all devices.
The standard bit-mapped graphics format used in the Windows environment. By convention, graphics files in the BMP format end with a.BMP extension. BMP files store graphics in a format called device-independent bitmap (DIB).
- BNC connector
Short for Bayonet Neill Concelman connector, (sometimes erroneously called a British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector,a type of connector used with coaxial cables such as the RG-58 A/U cable used with the 10Base-2 Ethernet system. The basic BNC connector is a male type mounted at each end of a cable. This connector has a […]
Short for Bell Operating Company, any of the 22 original operating companies and their successors that were divested from AT&T by court order in 1983 and given the right to provide local telephone service for a specific geographic area, also called ILECs. AT&T was forced to splinter in order to create competition in both the […]
Short for Bootstrap Protocol, an Internet protocol that enables a diskless workstation to discover its own IP address, the IP address of a BOOTP server on the network, and a file to be loaded into memory to boot the machine. This enables the workstation to boot without requiring a hard or floppy disk drive. The […]
Acronym for bridge protocol data unit. BPDUs are data messages that are exchanged across the switches within an extended LAN that uses a spanning tree protocol topology. BPDU packets contain information on ports, addresses, priorities and costs and ensure that the data ends up where it was intended to go. BPDU messages are exchanged across […]