network information center

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Network Information Center definition


(NIC) A body that provides information, assistance and services to network users. These will typically include telephone and electronic mail "help desk" type services for users and network information services such as hostnames and addresses which are accessed automatically by computers using some client-server protocol (usually Sun's NIS).
See also Network Operations Center.
(1994-12-13)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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