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NAT - Network Address Translation


NC - Network Computer

A computer that has only minimum hardware and uses software from the net it is connected to just when it is required. Because it is not necessary to install big software packages, it doesn't need any mass memory system like HDs.

NCSA - National Center for Supercomputing Applications

This center of the University of Illinois was the birth place of the first graphical WWW client named "Mosaic".

NFS - Net File System

A standardized file system that can be used by most OSs (by some only with additional software). This file system allows, for example, to use remote HDs like they were local to the user's machine.

NIDS - Network Intrusion Detection System


NNTP - Network News Transport Protocol

The Internet protocol for news transfer between UseNet servers. UseNet news transfers are mainly done via Internet.

NS-Diagram - Nassi-Schneidermann-Diagram


NT - Network Terminator

The end of an ISDN line. The user plugs his telephones, modems etc. in the NT box called NTBA.

NTP - Network Time Protocol


NTBA - Network Terminator B? A?

(see NT)

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