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)

  • NBASE-T Ethernet

    NBASE-T Ethernet is an IEEE standard and Ethernet-signaling technology that allows existing twisted-pair copper cabling to exceed the cable's specified limit of 1 Gbps for distances of up to 100 meters.

  • 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).

  • NETCONF

    NETCONF is an IETF network management protocol that provides an administrator or network engineer with a secure way to configure a firewall, router, switch or other network device.

  • NetOps

    NetOps, also referred to as NetOps 2.0, is a networking approach that encompasses the use of DevOps tools, methods and techniques to create an agile, scalable and programmable infrastructure capable of delivering business-critical applications and services rapidly and efficiently.

  • NetScaler (SDX)

    Citrix NetScaler SDX is a service delivery networking platform for enterprise and cloud datacenters. NetScaler SDX supports multiple NetScaler instances on a single hardware appliance.

  • netsplit

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

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