A type of network computer designed to execute Java programs locally. NCs do not contain any storage devices, so they must be connected to a network server that holds the data to be processed. However, unlike thin clients and Windows terminals, NCs do have a microprocessor so that they can execute programs locally.
Acronym for NetWare Core Protocol. NCP, or NetWare Core Protocol is the file-sharing protocol between server and client(s) on a Novell NetWare network. NCP controls many requests to the file and printing system, along with login requests. NCP is a client/server LAN protocol. Clients (or workstations) send NCP requests, which are sent via IPX or […]
Short for Network Driver Interface Specification, a Windows device driver interface that enables a single network interface card (NIC) to support multiple network protocols. For example, with NDIS a single NIC can support both TCP/IP and IPX connections. NDIS can also be used by some ISDN adapters. NDIS includes a protocol manager that accepts requests […]
Short for Network Data Management Protocol, a protocol pioneered by Intelliguard and Network Appliance that defines a common architecture for the way heterogeneous file servers on a network are backed up. The protocol will allow the creation of a common agent used by the central back-up application to back up different file servers running different […]
Short for Non-Delivery Receipt, NDR is an e-mail related acronym. When an e-mail message is composed and sent to an invalid e-mail address the receiving, or in some cases the sending, e-mail server attempts to send an NDR to the sender of the e-mail message, to inform them that the e-mail address used is invalid.
Short for Novell Directory Services, the directory services for Novell Netware networks. NDS complies with the X.500 standard and provides a logical tree-structure view of all resources on the network so that users can access them without knowing where they’re physically located. NDS also inter-operates with other types of networks.