An operating system driver that sends data to and receives data from a remote device. A network redirector often provides mechanisms to locate, open, read, write, and delete files and submit print jobs.
It also makes available application services such as named pipes and mailslots. When an application needs to send or receive data from a remote device, it sends a call to the redirector. The redirector provides the functionality of the Application layer and Presentation layer of the OSI model.
In Microsoft Networking, the network redirectors are implemented as installable file systems (IFS).
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noun the protection of a computer network and its services from unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure
- Network segment
networking A part of an Ethernet or other network, on which all message traffic is common to all nodes, i.e. it is broadcast from one node on the segment and received by all others. This is normally because the segment is a single continuous conductor, though it may include repeaters(?). Since all nodes share the […]
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- Network termination
(NT, NT1) A device connecting the customer’s data or telephone equipment to the local ISDN exchange carrier’s line. The NT device provides a connection for terminal equipment (TE) and terminal adaptor (TA) equipment to the local loop. (1994-11-30)