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 from the network driver (at the transport layer) and passes these requests to the NIC (at the data link layer). So multiple NDIS-conforming network drivers can co-exist. Also, if a computer contains multiple NICs because it is connected to more than one network, NDIS can route traffic to the correct card.
NDIS was developed by Microsoft and 3COM. Novell offers a similar device driver for NetWare called Open Data-Link Interface (ODI).
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.
One of the world’s largest computer and electronics manufacturers. NEC Technologies is the second largest producers of semiconductors (Intel is first) and its line of monitors has set the standard for many years. It also produces PCs and notebook computers, and controls half the PC market in Japan.
Short for Nano Emissive Display, NED is the technology that enables manufacturers to design large flat panel displays that exceed the image quality characteristics of plasma and LCD screens at a lower cost. * Instead of using either one cathode ray tube (CRT) or millions of tiny LED lights to project a video image, NED […]