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Password Authentication Protocol
Personal Computer
Personal Computer Network File System Daemon
PCNFSD
Physical Address Extensions
A method of enabling access to up to 64 GB of <acronym>RAM</acronym> on systems which only physically have a 32-bit wide address space (and would therefore be limited to 4 GB without PAE).
Pluggable Authentication Modules
Point-to-Point Protocol
Pointy Hat
A mythical piece of headgear, much like a <literal>dunce cap</literal>, awarded to any FreeBSD committer who breaks the build, makes revision numbers go backwards, or creates any other kind of havoc in the source base. Any committer worth his or her salt will soon accumulate a large collection. The usage is (almost always?) humorous.
Portable Document Format
Post Office Protocol
Post Office Protocol Version 3
A protocol for accessing email messages on a mail server, characterised by the messages usually being downloaded from the server to the client, as opposed to remaining on the server.
PostScript Printer Description
Preboot eXecution Environment
Principle Of Least Astonishment
As FreeBSD evolves, changes visible to the user should be kept as unsurprising as possible. For example, arbitrarily rearranging system startup variables in <filename>/etc/defaults/rc.conf</filename> violates <acronym>POLA</acronym>. Developers consider <acronym>POLA</acronym> when contemplating user-visible system changes.
Problem Report
A description of some kind of problem that has been found in either the FreeBSD source or documentation. See <link xlink:href="@@URL_RELPREFIX@@/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/problem-reports/index.html"> Writing FreeBSD Problem Reports</link>.
Process ID
A number, unique to a particular process on a system, which identifies it and allows actions to be taken against it.
Project Evil
The working title for the <acronym>NDISulator</acronym>, written by Bill Paul, who named it referring to how awful it is (from a philosophical standpoint) to need to have something like this in the first place. The <acronym>NDISulator</acronym> is a special compatibility module to allow Microsoft Windows™ NDIS miniport network drivers to be used with FreeBSD/i386. This is usually the only way to use cards where the driver is closed-source. See <filename>src/sys/compat/ndis/subr_ndis.c</filename>.
RA
RAID
RAM
RFC
RISC
RPC
RS232C

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book.translate.xml:65535
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a year ago
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a year ago
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