N - Definitions

  • N

    n-tier

    An n-tier application program is one that is distributed among three or more separate computers in a distributed network.

  • N1

    N1 is Sun Microsystems' strategy for making a network environment as easy to manage as a single machine.

  • Nagle's algorithm

    Named for its creator, John Nagle, the Nagle algorithm is used to automatically concatenate a number of small buffer messages; this process (called nagling) increases the efficiency of a network application system by decreasing the number of packets that must be sent.

  • NAK (negative acknowledgment or not acknowledged)

    NAK is an abbreviation for negative acknowledgment or not acknowledged.

  • NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition)

    Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR) is a mechanism that classifies and regulates bandwidth for network applications to ensure that available resources are utilized as efficiently as possible. Cisco Systems developed NBAR as part of its Content Networking platform for implementing intelligent network services... (Continued)

  • NBMA (non-broadcast multiple access)

    NBMA (non-broadcast multiple access) is one of four network types in the OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) communications protocol.

  • near-end crosstalk (NeXT)

    Also see NeXT, a computer company that developed a personal computer with an advanced user interface and operating system.

  • Nessus

    Nessus is an open-source network vulnerability scanner that uses the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures architecture for easy cross-linking between compliant security tools.

  • Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source.

  • NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System)

    NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System) is a program that allows applications on different computers to communicate within a local area network (LAN).

  • netsplit

    In using an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, a netsplit is the loss of contact between two IRC servers.

  • netstat

    Netstat is a common command line TCP/IP networking utility available in most versions of Windows, Linux, UNIX and other operating systems... (Continued)

  • NetWare

    NetWare, made by Novell, is a widely-installed network server operating system.

  • network access control (NAC)

    Network access control (NAC), also called network admission control, is a method of bolstering the security of a proprietary network by restricting the availability of network resources to endpoint devices that comply with a defined security policy...(Continued)

  • network access server (NAS)

    A network access server (NAS) is a computer server that enables an independent service provider (ISP) to provide connected customers with Internet access.

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