Abbreviation of Network File System, a client/server application designed by Sun Microsystems that allows all network users to access shared files stored on computers of different types. NFS provides access to shared files through an interface called the Virtual File System (VFS) that runs on top of TCP/IP. Users can manipulate shared files as if they were stored locally on the user’s own hard disk.
With NFS, computers connected to a network operate as clients while accessing remote files, and as servers while providing remote users access to local shared files. The NFS standards are publicly available and widely used.
- NGI Initiative
Short for Next Generation Internet Initiative, a U.S. program designed to fund and coordinate federal agencies and academia to design and build the next generation of Internet services. The program was first proposed by President Clinton in 1996 and has not yet been formally specified or funded by Congress. It is still unclear how the […]
Short for next-generation microarchitecture (Codenamed Conroe, Merom, and Woodcrest for desktop, notebook and server versions, respectively) NGMA is a new CPU from Intel that will be dual-core designs that represent a hybrid of the NetBurst and Pentium M architectures.
- Intrusion Detection System
An intrusion detection system (IDS) inspects all inbound and outbound network activity and identifies suspicious patterns that may indicate a network or system attack from someone attempting to break into or compromise a system. There are several ways to categorize an IDS: misuse detection vs. anomaly detection: in misuse detection, the IDS analyzes the information […]
Short for network-based intrusion prevention system, NIPS is an IPS or intrusion prevention systems designed for security over network-based systems.
Abbreviation for nonlinear diting. NLE is also used to describe the various nonlinear digital video editing software packages available to video authors. See nonlinear editing.