Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

encapsulation

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/fstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead. This feature is only supported on the Linux and Solaris operating systems.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/vfstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead. Encapsulation is not applicable on some systems.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/fstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead. Encapsulation is not applicable on some systems.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/fstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead. Encapsulation is not applicable on some systems.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/filesystems</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead. Encapsulation is not applicable on some systems.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes.

Encapsulation is not supported on the HP-UX platform.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/fstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes. If any partitions contain file systems, <code>/etc/vfstab</code> entries are modified so that the file systems are mounted on volumes instead.

A process that converts existing partitions on a specified disk to volumes.

Encapsulation is not supported on the AIX platform.