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Novell eDIRECTORY

Also called Netware Directory Services, Novell eDIRECTORY is directory service software that is used to centrally managing access to resources on multiple servers and computers within a network. The eDirectory software is not available as a standalone product, instead it is part of the Novell Compliance Management Platform. The Novell Compliance Management Platform delivers business […]

Network Information Service

Abbreviated as NIS, Network Information Service is a client-server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network. NIS allows a group of machines within an NIS domain to share a common set of configuration files. This permits a system administrator to set up […]

NISO

Short for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited non-profit association that identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information. NISO was founded in 1939 and its community consists of more than 70 organizations in the fields of publishing, libraries, IT, and media. NISO was designated […]

NIST

Short for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Founded in 1901, NIST aims to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security. NIST maintains four cooperative programs including the NIST Laboratories […]

Nexus One

The official product name of the smartphone launched by Google in January 2010. Nexus One uses the Android open source mobile operating system and is manufactured by Taiwan HTC Corporation. The phone, which was initially launched only in the United States, is available in an unlocked version.

NIC bonding

Short for network interface card (NIC) bonding it is a term used to describe a way to increase available bandwidth. When bonded, two NICs appear to be the same physical device and they also have the same MAC address. Linux uses a special kernel module called bonding to allow users to bond multiple network interfaces […]

network automation

The phrase used to describe the methodologies, processes, and technologies needed to help large organizations and enterprises automate the configuration and management of network devices, including hubs, routers and switches. Network automation helps an organization improve network service availability.

named user license

The phrase used to describe a type of software licensing agreement that allows you to be the only user of the software. The user name is specified when the software is purchased or registered, and while you can install the software on multiple systems, only the named user can access the software on one system […]

netizen

Slang term derived from the combination of the words “Internet” and “citizen.” The term netizen is used to describe people who use the Internet to participate in or contribute to an Internet group or society. The word may also be used to describe an individual who spends a lot of time on the net.

NAK

Short for negative acknowledgement code, a transmission control character used to indicate that a transmitted message was received with errors or corrupted or that the receiving station is not ready to accept transmissions. The receiver sends the code to the sender to indicate that the transmission must be resent. Compare with ACK.