A real-time, multi-user, multitasking operating system developed by Microware Systems Corporation. Originally, OS-9 was a joint effort between Microware and Motorola. In the 1980’s, Microware ported OS-9 to the Motorola 680×0 family of microprocessors, creating OS-9/68000, which is used in a variety of industrial and commercial arenas, including Philips’ CD-I and, most recently, WebTV boxes.
Short for Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, an instrument that analyzes the light loss in an optical fiber in optical network trouble shooting. An OTDR injects a short, intense laser pulse into the optical fiber and measures the backscatter and reflection of light as a function of time. The reflected light characteristics are analyzed to determine […]
Short for MIT Object Tcl, OTcl is an extension to Tcl/Tk for object-oriented programming. OTcl was created by David Wetherall as part of the VUsystem project at MIT.
Short for Organizational Unique Identifier, the first 24 bits of a MAC address for a network-connected device, which indicate the specific vendor for that device. The IEEE assigns OUIs to vendors. (The last 24 bits of the MAC address are the device��s unique serial number, assigned to the device by the manufacturer.) The OUI sometimes […]
Acronym for Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language. OVAL is an XML-based language that provides a standard for how to check for the presence of vulnerabilities and configuration issues on computer systems. OVAL standardizes the three main steps of the process: collecting system characteristics and configuration information from systems for testing; testing the systems for the […]
Short for Open Virtualization Format, OVF is an open and secure platform format for the packaging and distribution of virtual machines. Key features of OVF include optimized distribution for more efficient package transfers, simple installation, supports for both single and multi virtual machine configurations, portable VM packaging, and localization support. The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) […]