(NNI) The ATM Forum’s specification for connections between network nodes. NNI makes network routing possible. It typically refers to backbone trunk connections between ATM switching equipment.
See also: UNI.
- Network number
- Network operating system
operating system (NOS) The operating system on Control Data Corporation’s Cyber Computer. [Details?] (2002-11-22) networking, operating system (NOS) An operating system which includes software to communicate with other computers via a network. This allows resources such as files, application programs, and printers to be shared between computers. Examples are Berkeley Software Distribution Unix, Novell, LAntastic, […]
- Network operations center
(NOC) A location from which the operation of a network or internet is monitored. Additionally, this center usually serves as a clearinghouse for connectivity problems and efforts to resolve those problems. See also Network Information Center. (1994-12-01)
- Network operator
job A person who monitors and maintains the operation of a communications network. A network operator troubleshoots hardware (cables, routers, network switches, hubs, network adaptors), software, and transmission problems. (2004-03-09)