Networking Terms - A
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADSL is a common form of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service used in home networking. ADSL provides comparatively more network bandwidth for downloads and less for uploads.
AIM - AOL Instant Messenger
AIM is the AOL instant messaging (IM) application. The AIM client application is a free download that runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other operating systems. AIM supports peer to peer instant messaging over the Internet.
Apache is generally recognized as the world's most popular Web server (HTTP server). Originally designed for Unix servers, the Apache Web server has been ported to Windows and other network operating systems (NOS).
APIPA - Automatic Private IP Addressing
APIPA - Automatic Private IP Addressing - allows DHCP clients to obtain addresses even in cases when the DHCP server cannot provide one. APIPA is a feature of Microsoft Windows.