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  • node

    In a network, a node is a connection point, either a redistribution point or an end point for data transmissions. In general, a node has programmed or engineered capability to recognize and process or forward transmissions to other nodes. 

  • network interface card (NIC)

    A network interface card (NIC) is a computer circuit board or card that is installed in a computer so that it can be connected to a network. 

  • network computer (NC)

    A network computer (NC) is a concept from Oracle and Sun Microsystems that describes a low-cost personal computer for business networks that, like the NetPC, would be configured with only essential equipment (including CD-ROM players, diskette drives... 

  • 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. 

  • NetWare

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

  • multistation access unit (MSAU)

    A multistation access unit (MSAU) is a hub or concentrator that connects a group of computers ('nodes' in network terminology) to a token ring local area network. 

  • virtual network computing (VNC)

    Virtual network computing (VNC) is a type of remote-control software that makes it possible to control another computer over a network connection... 

  • terminal emulation

    Terminal emulation is the ability to make one computer terminal, typically a PC, appear to look like another, usually older type of terminal so that a user can access programs originally written to communicate with the other terminal type. 

  • Telnet

    What is Telnet? Telnet is a user command and an underlying TCP/IP protocol for accessing remote computers. 

  • DNS for a wireless network: Router Expert

    DNS services are essential for building a secure wireless LAN. Our Router Expert provides complete instructions for setting up a DNS server, including implementing BIND, configuring a non-authoritative server and creating zone files.