MAC Media Access Control - part of Data Link OSI layer
Maghreb is the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia.
MAN Metropolitan Area Network - a public WAN based on IEEE 802.6.
MAPI email: Messaging API by Microsoft (SMI is a subset). (or Mail API)
marshal - gather data together for storing or transmission.
MAU Multistaion Access Unit
MAU net HP: Medium Attachment Kit - HP3000-LANIC-MAU-LAN wiring.
MCA Microchannel Architecture - PS/2 IBM bus, becoming obsolete.
MCB Memory Control Block
MCGA Multicolour Graphics Array - CGA superset, couple of VGA modes.
- see PS/2 model 30.
MCI Windows: Media Control Interface - high level multimedia API functions.
MCNS Multimedia Cable Network System Partners developed broadband spec DOCSIS.
MD Management Domain
MDAC Microsoft Data Access Components: OLE DB, ActiveX, RDS.
MDI Windows Multiple Document Interface - main window + child windows.
MDK Multimedia Development Kit - by Microsoft
MDM (Microsoft) Machine Debug Manager. (See PDM and RDM.)
Creates a list of applications capable of script debugging. MDM is also an integral part of Microsoft Script Debugger.
See P.C.Forest - MDM.
ME ETSI: Mobile Equipment (mobile phone)
MFC C++ Microsoft Foundation Class library
MHS Message Handling Systems
MHS email: Message Handling Service by Novell - standard, but not secure.
MIAW Movie In A Window
MIB Management Information Base - SNMP virtual store (see ASN.1).
Microsoft - a collective noun for arrogant incompetents.
MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface - board spec.
MILNET An Internet DDN network. Non-classified US military.
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension - specifies text/prog etc.
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MLID h/w specific driver (eg NE2000.com) - part of Novell ODI.
MMDF Multichannel Memorandum Distribution Facility - predates sendmail.
MNP Microcom Networking Protocol - error correcting for modems.
MNP1 -seldom used. Async byte half-duplex blks. About 70% efficient.
MNP2 - MNP1 but full-duplex. About 84% efficient.
MNP3 - MNP1 but synch (no start/stop bits) full-duplex. About 108% efficient.
MNP4 - ASPA and DPPFO adjusts pkt size etc. About 120% efficient.
MNP5 - compression typically 1.6:1
MNP6 - MNP5 + Universal Link Negotiation and Statistical Duplexing
MNP7 - MNP5 with better compression (up to 3:1)
MNP8 - MNP7 + V.29 for half-duplex (psuedo-FDX) up to 30,000 bps.
MNP9 - MNP7 + V.32 for full-duplex up to 38,400.
MNP10 - error correction for poor lines (eg. mobile phones)
Modal : Cannot switch from Modal Dialog Box to another in same program.
Cannot switch from System Modal Dialog Box to any other.
Modeless MFC: Can switch from a Modeless Dialog Box before closing it.
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MONITORS for networks:
MRTG - Multi Router Traffic Grapher - free, runs under Unix and Win32.
Mosaic Old browser. Transformed into Mozilla?
MOTOS Members Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS Members Of The Same Sex
Mozilla Browser ('Mosaic' + 'Godzilla')
associated with Netscape.
MPC Multimedia PC standard.
MPEG Motion Picture Expert Group - standard for video on CD-ROM.
MPML Multimodal Presentation Markup Language - XML based.
See Multimodal Presentation Markup Language (MPML)".
MPP Massively Parallel Processing
MRU Windows Most Recently Used files etc for "File" menu
MS ETSI: Mobile Station (mobile phone)
mscreate.dir files (usually hidden and read-only) let Microsoft applications remove all appropriate folders during an uninstall.
When a Microsoft application, such as Office 97, is installed, the Setup program creates one of these files in each new folder.
If Setup is later run in maintenance or uninstall mode, it looks for the Mscreate.dir files to determine if it can delete the folder.
MSDEV Microsoft Visual Studio. Editor: See Regular Expressions.
MSL Maximum Segment Lifetime - 120 secs for TCP, but problem
with sequence numbers if very fast link.
MSDN Microsoft Developer Network
MSN The MicroSoft Network
MSXML Microsoft C++ for DOM.
- see XML.
MARCH 2000 MICROSOFT XML PARSER TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW
The March 2000 Microsoft(r) XML Parser (MSXML) Technology Preview is an update
to the January 2000 technology preview. This latest release of MSXML provides
improved XSLT/XPath standard compliance and a number of bug fixes.
MT ETSI: Mobile Termination
MT Machine Translation (of foreign text)
MTA Multiple-Threaded Apartment - COM client that shares an
apartment. See STA.
There can be at most one MTA in a process.
MTA Message Transfer Agent (for eg X.400)
MTS Microsoft Transaction Server internet server component build
MTU Maximum Transmission Unit - most data that can be sent at once
- eg 1500 bytes for ethernet.
MUD Multi-User Dungeon
MVW Microsoft Video for Windows
MX Mail Exchange record - route data for Domain Name Servers