negative acknowledgment. Response sent from a receiving device to a sending device indicating that the information received contained errors.
Server connected to a network that resolves network names into network addresses.
network access server. A platform (or collection of platforms, such as an AccessPath system) that interfaces between the packet world (for example, the Internet) and the circuit world (for example, the PSTN). See also access device.
Network Address Translation. Mechanism for reducing the need for globally unique IP addresses. NAT allows an organization with addresses that are not globally unique to connect to the Internet by translating those addresses into globally routable address space. Also known as Network Address Translator. [Read more…]