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  • NAT
    Network Address Translation: a system included with many routers and some operation systems where many hosts "behind" the router, or firewall host are translated to a single real IP address
     
  • Netbeui
    NetBios Enhanced User Interface: an enhanced version of the NetBIOS protocol used by network operating systems such as LAN Manager, LAN Server, Windows 9x and 2000
     
  • network
    A system of hardware and software that connects a group of computers and allows them to transmit information back and forth to each other. Networks are usually classed as either local area networks (LAN) or wide-area networks (WAN)
     
  • newsreader
    A program for reading, downloading, and replying to the newsgroup messages you want. See also USENET
     
  • NFS
    Network File System
     
  • nice
    Unix processes have an associated system nice value which is used by the kernel to determine when it should be scheduled to run. This value can be increased to facilitate processes executing quickly or decreased so that the processes execute slowly and thus do not interfere with other system activities
     
  • NIS
    Network Information Service, a service that provides information, that has to be known throughout the network, to all machines on the network. There is support for NIS in Linux's standard libc library, which in the following text is referred to as "traditional NIS"
     
  • NIS+
    Network Information Service (Plus :-), essentially NIS on steroids. NIS+ is designed by Sun Microsystems Inc. as a replacement for NIS with better security and better handling of large installations
     
  • NNTP
    network news transfer protocol - dictates the way in which news articles are distributed, queried, retrieved, and posted
     
  • NOVM
    NO Virtual Memory. A version of the caching server Squid
     
  • NSS
    Name Service Switch. The /etc/nsswitch.conf file determines the order of lookups performed when a certain piece of information is requested
     
  • NTP
    Network Time Protocol - protocol built on top of TCP/IP that assures accurate local timekeeping with reference to radio, atomic or other clocks located on the Internet. This protocol is capable of synchronizing distributed clocks within milliseconds over long time periods
     
  • NUMA
    Non-Uniform Memory Architecture. For example, a multiprocessor where access to different classes of memory takes significantly different amounts of time. (Memory accesses over a network of some sort, basically.)
     
  • NYS
    This is the name of a project and stands for NIS+, YP and Switch and is managed by Peter Eriksson . It contains among other things a complete reimplementation of the NIS (= YP) code that uses the Name Services Switch functionality of the NYS library

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