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network layer

 

The layer above the data link layer; IP is an example of an OSI network layer protocol.

network phase

 

In the state machine that governs a PPP connection, at the end of the link establishment phase, a connection enters the network phase.

NFS

 

Network File System

node

 

node is a device that has a network connection.

non-blocking routine

 

A routine that returns control immediately to the caller, before it has finished doing the tasks for which it was called, is called a non-blocking routine.

normal command node

 

Unlike global command nodes, a normal command node is only accessible by entering the entire command string, or a partial string when in intermediate mode.

NTSC

 

National Transmission Standards Committee


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