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I Now Pronounce You, Um, I’m Not Entirely Sure.

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I was debating opening this post with an animated GIF showing Ethereal running under Linux, capturing traffic originating from a Huawei router. Unfortunately I realized as I wrote the image caption that pronouncing some of those words correctly was going  to be a real challenge.

There are always going to be disputes about how to pronounce (or not pronounce) acronyms and initialisms in technology. Everyone’s viewpoint is valid. Except for the people that pronounce VRF as “verf”. That’s just wrong.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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  • *lol* I was told of one company where the new guy questioned if, by “verf” the team was referring to “VRF”. He was then pretty much ostracized as they decided that the new guy clearly knew nothing about MPLS. Reality was the guy was very good at MPLS, but had simply never worked anywhere where he had encountered “verf” as a pronunciation…

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