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  Network operating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Network operating system (NOS): Software that (a) controls a network and its message (e.g.
Note 1: A network operating system is most frequently used with local area networks and wide area networks, but could also have application to larger network systems.
Note 2: The upper 5 layers of the OSI Reference Model provide the foundation upon which many network operating systems are based.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Network_operating_system   (261 words)

 Components of a Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though the idea of using a pure message-passing operating system to improve this situation is not a new one, in the environment of a mature, high speed, local area network it is an idea whose time has come.
If the term "Network Operating System" is taken to refer to a collection of cooperating computer systems working together to provide services by multiplexing the hardware resources available on a network, then the title "Components of a Network Operating System" suggests a discussion of the "Component" systems.
The first network protocol that the NLTSS message system will be interfaced with, however, has been designed to eliminate the opening and closing of circuits while still maintaining logical message separation very much as the NLTSS message system interface does [13, 25, 26].
www.webstart.com /jed/papers/Components   (5644 words)

 The Network Operating System
A client-server operating system is responsible for coordinating the use of all resources and services available from the server in which it is running.
For example, network users at workstations request the use of services and resources though client software, which runs in the workstation and talks to the operating system in the server by means of a common protocol.
However, peer-to-peer networks provide fewer services than client-server operating systems, the services provided are a great deal less robust than those provided by mature, full-featured client-server operating systems, and the performance of peer-to-peer networks commonly decreases significantly under a heavy load.
www.cs.ntu.edu.au /sit/resources/itg401r/oldstuff/notes/novell/bg/bgprim7.htm   (750 words)

 Tuning Hardware, Operating System, and Network Performance
Network performance is affected when the supply of resources is unable to keep up with the demand for resources.
To determine whether you have enough bandwidth in a given deployment, you can use the network monitoring tools provided by your network operating system vendor to see what the load is on the network system.
Also monitor the amount of data being transferred across the your network by checking the data transferred between the application and the application server, and between the application server and the database server.
e-docs.bea.com /wls/docs81/perform/HWTuning.html   (1174 words)

 Chapter 6: Software
Unlike operating systems, such as DOS and Windows, that are designed for single users to control one computer, network operating systems (NOS) coordinate the activities of multiple computers across a network.
Peer-to-peer network operating systems allow users to share resources and files located on their computers and to access shared resources found on other computers.
The network operating system provides the mechanism to integrate all the components of the network and allow multiple users to simultaneously share the same resources irrespective of physical location.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /network/chap6/chap6.htm   (397 words)

 NOS - Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An operating system that includes extra capabilities for connecting computers and devices into a local area network.
Network Operating System, the software for a network that runs in a file server and controls access to files and other resources from multiple users.
It handles administration of all network functions, Network operating systems are usually in two parts; server and client/requester.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/NOS.asp   (657 words)

 Sprite Network Operating System
There is one root partition, one password file, one swap area (in the network file system), one login database.
System administration is no harder with fifty machines in the network than it is with ten, and adding a new machine is no more difficult than adding a new user account.
File system implemented as a collection of domains on different server machines appearing to users as a single hierarchy that is shared by all workstations.
data.uta.edu /~ramesh/cse5306/Sprite.html   (750 words)

 Factory Install Your Network Operating System
Once the system is properly cabled together and powered up, a mere six minutes is required for a fully operational operating system.
The system can be added to an existing network or configured for innumerable tasks or functions, which build on the basic Dell Factory Install.
In comparison, only 20 percent of customers who purchased their operating system factory installed on servers called Dell Customer Support, with the average call of two minutes wait time and seven minutes to resolve the issue.
www1.us.dell.com /content/topics/global.aspx/power/en/ps2q01_fischman?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb   (1375 words)

 Network Systems Group
Network Monitoring and Measurement: We are monitoring and measuring network traffic, both to produce better models of network behavior, and to diagnose failures and detect anomalies.
Network Servers: We are investigating ways to improve the performance and robustness of network services and software.
NOCS (Nonlinear Optimization of Communication Systems): We are developing a mathematical framework of advanced optimization methods and distributed algorithms for both rigorous analysis and systematic design of communication systems across the layers.
www.cs.princeton.edu /nsg   (513 words)

 Network Operating Systems
Network operating systems typically are used to run computers that act as servers.
They provide the capabilities required for network operation.
Network operating systems are also designed for client computers and provide functions so the distinction between network operating systems and stand alone operating systems is not always obvious.
www.comptechdoc.org /independent/networking/cert/netnos.html   (183 words)

 Managing Domains in a Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Because computer system users are usually quite vocal in expressing their unmet needs for resource access, OS implementers are always made acutely aware of this availability half of the resource management task.
System users seldom complain too loudly about being granted access to resources that they do not need or are not authorized to access.
In C-list systems, capabilities do authorize resource access, but the term is generally restricted to refer to a specific form of capability implemented as some type of pointer that is protected by the kernel of a stand-alone OS.
www.webstart.com /jed/papers/Managing-Domains   (5901 words)

 Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NT Server networks requires larger IS budgets and staffing to accommodate the increased cost of managing multiple domains, domain relationships, and additional hardware.
One important advantage NetWare 5 offers is that users can easily manage and control their entire heterogeneous networking environment including multiple network protocols (such as IP and IPX), applications (such as Java, Web-based and server), operating systems (such as NT Server), and desktops.
Some experts believe that the ability to use multiple network transport protocols is the keystone of a network operating environment.
isds.bus.lsu.edu /cvoc/projects/techlibrary/nos/FutureTrend.html   (1963 words)

 Networking Software Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A network operating system is the software on a computer that allows clients to access resources.
Technically, any client operating system including Windows 95/98/ME/2000 and Macintosh OS 7, 8, 9, and X can be classified as network operating systems because they all have the ability to share resources with other users.
For the purposes of this course, we will concentrate on the operating systems that were designed specifically to provide access to resources.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~ssaba/550/Week04/NetworkSoftware/tsld004.htm   (106 words)

Operating System/Network Analyst positions may also exist in large administrative departments or academic schools that have responsibility for their own configuration(s) of multiple main frames, mini-computers, file servers, workstations and/or networks.
Responsible for the operating systems and their interfaces to all other multi-disciplinary systems and/or provides engineering, analysis, and support of all networks carrying voice, data, video, or broadcast transmissions.
This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge in operating systems programs, maintenance, systems administration, and network systems that would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, engineering mathematics, telecommunications or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience.
www1.ous.edu /owpd/plsql/owpd_pos_desc?p_pos_id=112   (1589 words)

 What is network operating system? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Abbreviated as NOS, an operating system that includes special functions for connecting computers and devices into a local-area network (LAN).
Some operating systems, such as UNIX and the Mac OS, have networking functions built in.
The term network operating system, however, is generally reserved for software that enhances a basic operating system by adding networking features.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/N/network_operating_system_NOS.html   (207 words)

 eBay - network operating ..., Linux Security, Technology Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 The Sprite Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Abstract: Sprite is an experimental network operating system under development at the University of California at Berkeley.
It is part of a larger research project called SPUR, whose goal is the design and construction of a high-performance multiprocessor workstation with special hardware support for Lisp applications.
One of Sprite's primary goals is to support applications running on SPUR workstations, but we hope that the system will also work well for a variety of high-performance engineering workstations.
techreports.lib.berkeley.edu /accessPages/CSD-87-359.html   (86 words)

Inferno is a compact operating system designed for building distributed and networked systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms.
Each Inferno system presents an identical environment to the applications, irrespective of the underlying host OS or architecture, allowing the developer to work with a truly homogeneous environment across multiple different platforms.
Inferno is not only an operating system, it is also a complete development environment, providing all the tools necessary for creating, testing and debugging the applications that run within it.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno   (511 words)

 Installing a Network Operating System | Dummies Resource > Technology
When you install a network operating system (NOS), you have to make some decisions about how you want the operating system and its servers to be configured.
Although the details vary, the overall installation process for other network operating systems is similar.
If the computer doesn't have a working operating system and can't boot from its CD-ROM drive, insert a bootable floppy disk that has CD-ROM support into the A drive and restart the computer.
www.allbusiness.com /business_advice/articles/9015.html   (611 words)

All hardware devices connected and used in conjunction with the NOS server must be certified by the Vendor of the host operating system, either Novell Netware or Windows Server.
Any NOS system that is currently under an SLA will have a System Coordinator assigned to that NOS system as the overall technical point of contact.
Systems are actively monitored during business hours, and downtime notifications are automatically sent to responsible personnel for immediate response.
www.lbl.gov /ITSD/CIS/home/info/agreements/SLA-NOS.html   (837 words)

 Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials | Integrated Digital Technologies
This course is to provide individuals who are new to Microsoft Windows® 2000 with the knowledge necessary to understand and identify the tasks involved in supporting Windows 2000 networks.
This is an introductory course designed to provide an overview of networking concepts and how they are implemented in Windows 2000.
Define a network and describe the different types of networks and network operating systems.
idt.veplan.net /Education/course.aspx?c=1473   (375 words)

 Network Operating System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peer-to-Peer networks tend to be less expensive, at least initially because a dedicated server is not required, and easier to set up since they can be created by reconfiguring single user operating systems.
However, Peer-to-Peer networks tend to require a small number of computers to function well, do not have centralized management for control of and access to files and applications, provide minimal security, and can be difficult to maintain due to updating all copies of the NOS on each computer in the network.
However, client/server networks are typically more expensive than peer-to-peer networks, since one or more dedicated servers must be purchased, tend to require more maintenance, and can be considered more dependent since failure in the server(s) can cause the entire network to fail.
isds.bus.lsu.edu /cvoc/projects/TechLibrary/NOS/Introduction.html   (668 words)

 HP OpenVMS systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HP is bringing its OpenVMS operating system, middleware, and application portfolio to Intel® Itanium® architecture, which has a 64-bit model and basic system functions similar to the Alpha chip.
AlphaServer system architecture supports both IEEE and VAX system floating-point formats in hardware, and OpenVMS compilers generate code using the VAX system formats by default, with options (on AlphaServer systems) to use IEEE formats.
Irrespective of whether it was originally written for VAX systems or AlphaServer systems, an OpenVMS application that uses the default VAX system floating-point formats needs to produce equivalent behavior on the Itanium architecture using IEEE formats at the lowest level.
h71000.www7.hp.com /openvms/whitepapers   (1334 words)

 Inferno network operating system
Inferno is a network operating system based on more than 30 years of research in operating systems and programming languages by Rob Pike, Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson and others at Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs.
Lets applications 'compute a name space': all resources are represented as file systems, which an application assembles into an application-specific hierarchy or 'name space', private or shared, that hides their source, local or remote, and nature, static or dynamic, for completely transparent access.
Inferno runs as a native, embedded operating system on a wide range of processor architectures and also, uniquely, as an emulated operating system environment on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and other systems.
www.linuxdevices.com /products/PD8768049173.html   (413 words)

 Designtechnica Forums - Network Operating System (NOS)
i have an assignment to analyze about the network operating system, but i'm quite blind about it.
As a Network Operating System covers quite a bit of territory (types of operating systems, protocol stacks, supporting hardware, etc.), perhaps you could focus your question to something more specific.
Given that Novell successfully migrates their Netware stuff to Linux, I'd say that they will have one of the most flexible "enterprise class" operating systems out there (the Linux kernel in and of itself supports multiple network protocol stacks and a huge variety of hardware).
forums.designtechnica.com /showthread.php?t=5465   (837 words)

 Dell Network Operating System Installation
Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Novell NetWare operating system for those customers who did not have the software installed as part of Dell's custom factory integration services.
The service includes installation of the network operating system and device drivers, partitioning of hard drives, and binding of Network Interface Cards (NICs).
Domain Name System (DNS) and Active Directory configuration is an additional service after the install of Windows 2000 operating system.
www1.us.dell.com /content/topics/global.aspx/services/en/nnn?c=us&l=en&s=gen   (252 words)

 Define Network File System - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: NFS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer.
Using NFS, the user or a system administrator can mount all or a portion of a file system (which is a portion of the hierarchical tree in any file directory and subdirectory, including the one you find on your PC or Mac).
The portion of your file system that is mounted (designated as accessible) can be accessed with whatever privileges go with your access to each file (read-only or read-write).
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,289893,sid9_gci214121,00.html   (372 words)

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