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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms

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RA
Registration Authority (PKI, ITU, cryptography)

RA
Remote Access (BBS)

RAC
Random Access Channel (HiperLAN/2)

RACE
Research and technology development in Advanced Communications technologies in Europe (Europe, predecessor, CORDIS)

RACE
Rowbased ASCII Compatible Encoding (ASCII, Internet, DOMAIN, VeriSign/NSI)

RACF
Resource Access Control Facility (IBM, MVS/ESA)

RACH
Random Access CHannel (GSM, CCCH, mobile-systems)

RAD
Rapid Access Disk

RAD
Rapid Application Development [toolkit] (Delphi, Borland)

RAD
Research And Development [data communications] (manufacturer)

RADIUS
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RFC 2865)

RADSL
Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

RAI
Remote Alarm Indication (DS3/E3)

RAID
Redundant Array of Independent / Inexpensive Disks (HDD, RAID)

RAIR
Random Access Information Retrieval

RAL
ReichsAusschuss fuer Lieferbedingungen (IEC 12119)

RAL
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (org., UK)

RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)

RAM
Rarely Adequate Memory (slang)

RAMDAC
Random Access Memory Digital to Analog Converter (RAM)

RAMIS
Rapid Access Management Information System

RAMP
Remote Access Maintenance Protocol

RAMS
Record Archival Management System

RAND
Rural Area Network Design

RAP
[internet] Route Access Protocol (RFC 1476, Internet)

RAP
Remote Access Point

RAPID
Resource And Performance Interactive Display system

RAPS
Real Application on Parallel Systems

RARE
Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne (org.)

RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (Internet, RFC 903)

RAS
Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (IBM)

RAS
Remote Access Software

RAS
Row Address Strobe (IC, DRAM)

RATP
Reliable Asynchronous Transfer Protocol (RFC 916)

RATS
Radio-Amateur Telecommunications Society (org., USA)

RAVE
Relational Advanced Visual Environment

RBA
Relative Byte Address

RBBS
Remote Bulletin Board System (BBS)

RBF
Random Block Filemanager (OS-9)

RBH
Remote Bridge Hub

RBL
Realtime Blackhole List (Internet, SPAM)

RBM
Realtime Batch Monitor (OS, Xerox)

RBMS
Remote Bridge Management Software

RBOC
Regional Bell Operating Company (USA)

RC
Reconfigurable Computer / Computing (RL)

RC
Region Co-ordinator (FidoNet)

RC
Release Candidate (MS)

RC
Return Code (REXX, ...)

RC
Routing Control

RC2
Rivest Cipher / Ron's Code 2 (cryptography)

RC4
Rivest Cipher / Ron's Code 4 (cryptography)

RC5
Rivest Cipher 5 (RFC 2040, cryptography)

RCAS
Reserve Component Automation System

RCC
Radio Common Carrier

RCC
Regional Control Center

RCC
Remote Cluster Controller

RCC
Routing Control Center

RCD
Receiver-Carrier Detector

RCE
Regional Code Enhancement (DVD)

RCE
Resident Command Extension (DOS)

RCF
Reader's Comment Form (IBM)

RCF
Remote Call-Forwarding

RCGI
Remote Common Gateway Interface (CGI, WWW, Novell)

RCL
Runtime Control Library

RCM
Remote Carrier Module

RCP
Remote Copy Program

RCS
Reloadable Control Storage

RCS
Remote Connection Service (IBM, OS/2, LAN)

RCS
Resource Construction Set

RCS
Revision Control System (Unix, CM, GNU)

RCTC
Rewritable Consumer Time Code (video)

RCTL
Resistor-Capacitor-Transistor Logic

RD
Receive Data (MODEM)

RD
Recursive Design (CASE)

RD
Remove Directory (DOS, OS/2)

RD
Research and Development, "R&D"

RD
Route Descriptor

RDA
Remote Database Access (ISO, OSI)

RDB
Receive Data Buffer

RDB
Relational DataBase (DB)

RDB
Rigid Disk Block (Amiga, Commodore)

RDBMS
Relational DataBase Management System (DBMS, DB)

RDBMSMIB
Relational DataBase Management System - Management Information Base (DB), "RDBMS-MIB"

RDC
Remote Data Connector

RDD
Random Digital Dial

RDD
Replaceable Database Driver (Clipper, CA-VO, DB)

RDE
Received Data Enable

RDES
Remote Data Entry System

RDF
Rate Decrease Factor

RDF
Record Definition Field

RDF
Resource Description Framework (IBM, Netscape, MS, ..., WWW)

RDH
RSA-DES-Hybridverschluesselung (cryptography, HBCI)

RDI
Remote Defect Identification / Indicator (UNI)

RDL
Relational Database Language (DB)

RDL
Remote Digital Loopback

RDLAP
Radio Data Link Access Protocol (MODACOM), "RD-LAP"

RDM
Relational Data Modeler

RDM
Reliably Delivered Message

RDN
Relative Distinguished Name (X.500)

RDNCRC
Research Data Network Cooperative Research Centre (org., Australia)

RDO
??? (CICS, IBM)

RDO
??? (CICS, IBM)

RDO
Remote Data Objects (DB)

RDP
Reliable Datagram Protocol

RDP
Remote Desktop Protocol (MS)

RDP
Remote Display Protocol (MS, Windows NT, ASP)

RDR
Request Data with Reply (Feldbus)

RDRAM
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, IC, Rambus)

RDRN
Rapidly Deployable Radio Networks (USA, Uni Kansas)

RDS
Radio Digital System

RDS
Rapid Development System (DB, Informix)

RDS
Remote Data Services

RDSN
Region Digital Switched Network

RDT
Radio Digital Terminal

RDT
Restricted Data Transmissions

RE
Research and Engineering, "R&E"

REACH
Research and Educational Applications of Computers in the Humanities

READ
Relative Element Address Designate (cryptography)

REGEX
REGular EXpressions (GREP, EMACS, ...)

REGIS
REmote Graphics Instruction Set

REGTP
REGulierungsbehoerde fuer Telekommunikation und Post Org., Germany, "RegTP"

REM
Remote Equipment Module

REM
Ring Error Monitor

REMIS
Real Estate Management Information System

REMOS
Resources Management On-Line System

RES
Remote Entry Services

RESTENA
RESeau Teleinformatique de l'Education NAtionale et de la recherce (network, Luxembourg)

RET
Report Engine Technology (CA, DB)

RET
Resolution Enhancement Technology (HP), "REt"

RETM
Rare Earth / Transition Metal (MO), "RE/TM"

REXX
Restructured EXtended eXecutor [language] (IBM, SAA, ANSI)

RF
Radio Frequency (mobile-systems)

RFA
Request for Assistance (Internet)

RFB
Remote FrameBuffer [protocol]

RFC
Remote Function Call (SAP, CPIC)

RFC
Request For Comments (Internet, RFC)

RFD
Ready-For-Data

RFD
Report Fragmentation Done [bit] (CATNIP)

RFD
Request For Discussion (Internet, Usenet), "RfD"

RFE
Request For Enhancement (Internet)

RFI
Radio Frequency Interference

RFI
Request For Information (Internet)

RFIC
Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (IC)

RFID
Radio Frequency IDentification (ANSI, NCITS)

RFMS
Remote File Management System

RFNM
Request For Next Message (IMP)

RFP
Request for Package (Linux, Debian)

RFP
Request For Proposal (Internet)

RFQ
Request for Quatation

RFS
Remote File Sharing (AT&T, Unix)

RFS
Remote File System

RFS
REXX File System (REXX, CICS, VSAM, IBM)

RFT
Request For Technology (OSF)

RFT
Revisable Form Text

RFTS
Remote File Transfer System (DDVS)

RGB
Rot Gruen Blau / Red Green Blue (color system, DTP)

RGP
Raster Graphics Processor

RGP
Remote Graphics Processor

RH
Request Header

RI
Ring Indicator (RS-232, MODEM)

RI
Routing Information

RIACS
Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (org.)

RID
Relative IDentifier

RIDE
Research Issues in Data Engineering (IEEE-CS)

RIE
Reactive Ion Etching (IC)

RIF
Routing Information Field (Token Ring)

RIFF
Resource Interchange File Format (MS, IBM, MM)

RIG
Related Interest Group

RIG
Rochester Intelligent Gateway (OS)

RII
Routing Information Indicator

RIM
Registry Information Model (ebXML)

RIM
Remote Installation and Maintenance

RIME
Relaynet International Message Exchange

RIMM
Rambus Inline Memory Module (Rambus, IC)

RIO
Redistributed Internet Objects (S3, VRML, Internet)

RIOCP
??? (OS), "RIO/CP "

RIP
Raster Image Processor (DTP)

RIP
Remote Imaging Protocol (BBS)

RIP
Routing Information Protocol (BSD, IGP, RFC 1721, IP)

RIPE
Reseaux IP Europeenne (Europenet)

RIPL
Remote Initial Program Load (IBM)

RIPNG
Routing Information Protocol Next Generation (RIP, IPV6, RFC 2080), "RIPng"

RIPS
Raster Image Processing Systems corporation (manufacturer)

RIS
Remote Installation Service

RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Code (CPU)

RISC
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (org., Oesterreich)

RISCOS
RISC Operating System (MIPS, Acorn, OS), "RISC OS"

RISLU
Remote Integrated Services Line Unit

RITECH
Resolution Improvement TECHnology (Epson)

RITSEC
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center

RJ45
Registered Jack 45 (cable)

RJE
Remote Job Entry (IBM, Internet, RFC 407)

RJEF
Remote Job Entry Function

RJP
Remote Job Processing

RKRM
ROM Kernel Reference Manual (Amiga, Commodore)

RL
Real Life (telecommunication, Usenet, IRC)

RL
Reconfigurable Logic (RL)

RLC
Radio Link Control (GPRS, mobile-systems)

RLE
Run-Length Encoded

RLIN
Research Libraries Information Network (network)

RLL
Run Length Limited [encoding]

RLN
Remote LAN Nodes (LAN)

RLP
Radio Link Protocol (GSM, mobile-systems)

RLP
Resource Location Protocol (Internet, RFC 887)

RLS
Received Line Signal

RLSD
Received Line Signal Detector

RLSFB
Read Last Spool File Buffer (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RLT
Remote Line Test

RLV
RingLeitungsVerteiler

RM
Resource Management

RMAS
Remote Memory Administration System

RMATS
Remote Maintenance Administration and Traffic

RMC
Rambus Memory Controller (Rambus)

RMCOS
Ryan-McFarland COBOL (????) Operating System (OS, COBOL), "RM/COS"

RMF
Resource Measurement Facility (IBM, MVS)

RMI
Remote Method Invocation (Java, API)

RMM
Ring Management Module (Token Ring)

RMON
Remote MONitoring

RMOS
Realtime Multitasking Operating System (SNI, OS)

RMS
??? [bus]

RMS
Reason Maintenance System (AI)

RMS
Richard Matthew Stallman (FSF, EMACS)

RMT
Raw Magnetic Tape (Unix)

RMT
Reliable Multicast Transport (IETF, WG, Multicast)

RMT
REXXware Migration Tool (Simware, REXX)

RMT
Ring ManagemenT (FDDI, SMT)

RNA
Remote Network Access

RNC
Radio Network Controller (mobile-systems, UMTS)

RND
RAD Network Devices (RAD, manufacturer)

RNI
Raw Native Interface (MS, Java)

RNOC
Regional Network Operations Center

RNPRSFP
Read Next PRint Spool File Block (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RNPUFSB
Read Next PUnch Spool File Block (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RNR
Receive Not Ready (LAPB)

RNSB
Read Next Spool Buffer (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RNUI
Remote Network User Identification (Datex-P)

RO
Read-Only (I/O)

ROAMS
Reusable Object Access and Management System

ROC
RAID On a Chip (RAID)

ROCF
Remote Object Class Factory

ROD
Rewritable Optical Disk (OD)

ROFL
Roar Out From Laughing (telecommunication-slang, Usenet, IRC)

ROHC
RObust Header Compression (RFC 3095, RTP, UDP, ESP)

ROLAP
Relational OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP, DB)

ROLC
Routing Over Large Clouds

ROM
Read Only Memory (ROM)

ROMBIOS
Read-Only Memory - Basic Input Output System (ROM, BIOS), "ROM-BIOS"

ROMC
Required Operational Messaging Characteristics

ROP
Remote Operations Service (IBM, OS/2)

ROS
Read-Only Storage

ROS
Resident Operating System (OS)

ROSE
Remote Operations Service Element (OSI, RPC)

ROTFL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing (telecommunication-slang, Usenet, IRC)

ROTFLBTC
Rolling On The Floor Laughing and Biting The Carpet (telecommunication-slang, Usenet, IRC)

ROTFLMAO
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off (telecommunication-slang, Usenet, IRC)

RP
Relay Party (IRC)

RP
Rendezvous Point (PIM, Multicast)

RPA
Remote Phrase Authentication

RPC
Region Playback Control (DVD)

RPC
Remote Procedure Call (Sun, Xerox, OSF, ECMA, RFC 1831)

RPC2
Region code Playback Control phase 2 (DVD), "RPC-2"

RPCL
Remote Procedure Call Language (ONC, Sun)

RPE
Remote Peripheral Equipment

RPELTP
Regular Pulse Excitation with Long-Term Prediction [loop] (LPC), "RPE-LTP"

RPF
RePeat active File (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RPF
Reverse Path Forwarding (PIM, Multicast)

RPG
Report Program Generator

RPL
Remote Program Load

RPL
Requested Privilege Level

RPL
Resident Programming Language

RPM
Radio Packet Modem (Motorola)

RPM
Redhat Package Manager (Linux)

RPM
Remote Port Module (Ascend)

RPN
Reverse Polish Notation

RPP
Relative Processor Performance (CPU, Cray)

RPS
Realtime Programming System (OS, IBM)

RQBE
Relational Query By Example (DB, QBE)

RR
Radio Resource management (MM, CM, GSM, mobile-systems)

RRAS
Routing and Remote Access Service (MS, Windows NT)

RRCM
Reservation Request Control Mechanism (DQDB)

RRDS
Relative Record Data Set (VSAM)

RRIP
Rock Ridge Interchange Protocol (CD, Unix)

RRZE
Regionales RechenZentrum Erlangen (org.)

RRZN
Regionales RechenZentrum fuer Niedersachsen (org.)

RS
Recommended Standard

RS
Registry Service (DCE, ebXML, ...)

RSA
Random Scheduling Algorithm [protocol]

RSA
Reference System Architecture

RSA
Reusable Software Assets

RSA
Rivest, Shamir and Adleman (cryptography, RSA)

RSAC
Recreational Software Advisory Council (org.)

RSAP
Remote Service Access Point (SAP)

RSAT
Reliability and System Architecture Testing

RSCS
Remote Source Control System

RSCS
Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (IBM, VM, NJE)

RSDP
Root System Description Pointer (ACPI)

RSDT
Root System Description Table (ACPI)

RSE
Removable Storage Elements

RSE
Research and Systems Engineering

RSF
Remote Support Facility

RSF
ReStart active File (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RSFD
Retrieve Subsequent File Descriptor (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RSFDNPR
Retrieve Subsequent File Descriptor Not Previously Retrieved (IBM, VM/ESA, CP)

RSH
Remote SHell (Unix, BSD, Shell)

RSH
Restricted SHell (Unix, Shell)

RSI
Repetitive Strain Injury

RSIS
Relocateable Screen Interface Specification

RSLM
Remote Subscriber Line Module

RSM
Remote Switching Module

RSN
Real Soon Now (telecommunication-slang)

RSP
Reality Signal Processor (Nintendo)

RSPC
Reed Solomon Product Code (SDD), "RS-PC"

RSS
Rich Site Summary (XML)

RSSCP
Remote System Services Control Point (SSCP)

RSTS
Resource Sharing Time Sharing (DEC)

RSTSE
Resource System Time Sharing/Enhanced (DEC), "RSTS/E"

RSU
Remote Software Update (IBDM, OS/2, ...)

RSU
Remote Switching Unit

RSVP
Resource reSerVation Protocol (IP)

RSX
Realistic Sound eXperience (Intel, audio)

RSX11
Resource Sharing eXecutive - 11 (DEC, OS, PDP 11), "RSX-11"

RSX3D
Realistic Sound eXperience - 3D (Intel, audio, VRML), "RSX-3D"

RT
Register Transfer

RT
Remote Terminal

RT
Research and Technology, "R&T"

RT
Routing Type

RTA
Rapid Thermal Annealling (IC, MOSFET)

RTA
Real-Time Accelerator

RTAM
Remote Teleprocessing Access Method

RTB
Read Tape Binary

RTBM
Real Time Bit Mapping

RTC
Real Time Clock

RTC
Real-Time Command

RTCP
Real Time Control Protocol (RTP)

RTCS
Real Time Computer System

RTCU
Real Time Control Unit

RTD
Real Time Display

RTDAT
RealTime Deformation And Tessellation [engine] (3D, Shiny), "RT-DAT"

RTDHS
Real Time Data Handling System

RTE
Real Time Execution

RTE
Real Time Executive (OS, HP, HP 2000)

RTE
Remote Terminal Emulation

RTE
Run Time Environment

RTE6VM
Real Time Executive - 6 / Virtual Memory (OS, HP, RTE, HP 1000), "RTE-6/VM"

RTEX
Real Time EXecutive (OS, Interdata)

RTF
Rich Text Format

RTFF
Read The Fucking FAQ (telecommunication-slang, Usenet)

RTFM
Read The Flaming / Fucking Manual (telecommunication-slang, Usenet, IRC)

RTG
Real Time Gambling

RTG
Real Time Geometry (manufacturer)

RTG
Routing Table Generator

RTI
ReTurn from Interrupt

RTL
Real Time Language

RTL
Register Transfer Language (GCC)

RTL
Resistor-Transistor Logic

RTL
RunTime Library

RTLINUX
Real-Time Linux (Linux)

RTM
Registered Transfer Module

RTM
Release To Manufacture / Market

RTM
Remote Test Module

RTMOS
Real Time Multiprogramming Operating System (OS, GE)

RTMP
Routing Table Maintenance Protocol (AppleTalk)

RTMS
Real Time Multiprogramming System (???) (OS)

RTOS
Real Time Operating System (OS, Interdata, Prime, ...)

RTOS16
Real Time Operating System - 16 (OS, Digico), "RTOS-16"

RTOS360
Real Time Operating System /360 (IBM, OS, S/360), "RTOS/360"

RTOSUH
Real Time Operating System - Universitaet Hannover (OS), "RTOS-UH"

RTP
Real Time Protocol (Internet, RFC 1889/1890, RTCP)

RTS
Real Time System

RTS
Reliable Transfer Service (OSI)

RTS
Request To Send (MODEM, RS-232)

RTS
Residual Time Stamp

RTSE
Reliable Transfer Service Element (OSI)

RTSM
RealTime System Manager

RTSP
Real Time Streaming Protocol (TV, WWW, UDP, TCP/IP, RDP, Multicast)

RTT
Round-Trip Time

RTTI
Run-Time Type Identification (ANSI)

RTTM
Round-Trip Time Measurements (TCP, satellite)

RTTS
Real Time Task Scheduler (OS, August Systems)

RTTY
Radio Tele TYpe

RTU
Real Time Unix (Unix)

RTUX
Real Time UniX (OS, Emerge Systems)

RTV
Real Time Video

RTVBR
RealTime Variable Bit Rate (VBR, ATM), "rt-VBR"

RTX
Real Time eXecutive (OS)

RTX16
Real Time eXecutive - 16 (OS, Honeywell, ...), "RTX-16"

RUA
Remote User Agent

RUAC
Remote User Access Centers

RUI
Reality User Interface

RUOW
Remote Unit Of Work (DRDA, IBM), "RUoW"

RUS
Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Stuttgart (org., Uni Stuttgart, Germany)

RVD
Remote Virtual Disk

RW
Read/Write (I/O), "R/W"

RWCP
Real World Computing Partnership (org., Japan)

RWPPI
ReWritable Product Promotion Initiative (org., DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD)

RWS
Remote WinSock (Windows, TCP/IP)

RZ
RechenZentrum

RZ
Return-to-Zero [recording]

RZG
RechenZentrum Garching


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