• @DecronymAB
    3 months ago

    Acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, contractions, and other phrases which expand to something larger, that I’ve seen in this thread:

    Fewer Letters More Letters
    AP WiFi Access Point
    CGNAT Carrier-Grade NAT
    DNS Domain Name Service/System
    Git Popular version control system, primarily for code
    HA Home Assistant automation software
    ~ High Availability
    HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the Web
    IP Internet Protocol
    LTS Long Term Support software version
    LVM (Linux) Logical Volume Manager for filesystem mapping
    LXC Linux Containers
    NAS Network-Attached Storage
    NAT Network Address Translation
    NUC Next Unit of Computing brand of Intel small computers
    NVMe Non-Volatile Memory Express interface for mass storage
    PCIe Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
    PSU Power Supply Unit
    PiHole Network-wide ad-blocker (DNS sinkhole)
    Plex Brand of media server package
    PoE Power over Ethernet
    RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks for mass storage
    RPi Raspberry Pi brand of SBC
    SAN Storage Area Network
    SATA Serial AT Attachment interface for mass storage
    SBC Single-Board Computer
    SSD Solid State Drive mass storage
    SSH Secure Shell for remote terminal access
    SSL Secure Sockets Layer, for transparent encryption
    VPN Virtual Private Network
    ZFS Solaris/Linux filesystem focusing on data integrity
    Zigbee Wireless mesh network for low-power devices
    k8s Kubernetes container management package
    nginx Popular HTTP server

    30 acronyms in this thread; the most compressed thread commented on today has 6 acronyms.

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