LECTURE 7

NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS

WED JUL 04 2018

INTRODUCTION

Network Operating Systems extend the facilities and services provided by computer operating systems to support a set of computers, connected by a network.

 

7.1     DEFINITION AND OVERVIEW

Network Operating System (NOS) are specialized software that allows multiple computers to communicate, share files and hardware devices with one another.  Most operating system today have network capabilities already embed in them.

7.2     KINDS OF NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS

  • Specialized software  to control network device such as a router, switch or firewall.

  • System software that enables computers to be operated on a network, allowing shared file and printer access among multiple computers in the network, to enable the sharing of data, users, groups, security, applications, and other networking functions, typically over a local area network (LAN), or private network.

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