Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

BNC may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for Bayonet Neill Concelman connector, a BNC connector is a type of connector used with coaxial Ethernet cable. The connector is bayonet-style, meaning that it is put in then turned and locked in position. This connector is commonly used on a Token Ring network. BNC is also short for Bayonet Nut Connector or British Naval/Navy Connector although more appropriately known as the Bayonet Neill Concelman. Below is an example of a BNC connector. In the picture two BNC cables are connecting to a BNC splitter.

BNC cable, connector, and splitter

2. Short for bouncer, BNC is software that can be used to help protect and hide a user by relaying their IRC or FTP traffic over a network to their computer. For example, a user may connect to a computer using psyBNC and then relay traffic from that computer to their computer and connect to an IRC or FTP network to hide their true IP address. When this is done, the IP address would be for the computer that is running the BNC software.

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