(NIC or “network interface card”) An adapter circuit board installed in a computer to provide a physical connection to a network.
- Network management
networking The process of controlling a network so as to maximise its efficiency and productivity. ISO’s model divides network management into five categories: fault management, accounting management, configuration management, security management and performance management. Fault management is the process of identifying and locating faults in the network. This could include discovering the existence of the […]
noun 1. a marketing strategy in which sales representatives of a company recruit other salespeople and earn commissions on their own sales and on the sales made by their team: Use your personal relationships to be successful in network marketing.
- Network meltdown
networking (By analogy with catastrophic failure of a nuclear reactor) An event that causes saturation, or near saturation, of a network. Network meltdown usually results from illegal or misrouted packets (see Chernobyl packet) and typically lasts only a short time. It may also be caused by a hardware fault. It is the network equivalent of […]
- Network node
networking (node) An addressable device attached to a computer network. If the node is a computer it is more often called a “host”. (2004-08-25)