Network Operating Systems Software

Network operating systems (NOSs) are OSs that exist mostly or fully for, which main reason for being, is to facilitate networking, between two or more computers, to operate and improve networks, with non-trivial networking (e.g., routing) included and/or built in, which need not be added later, and make little sense without their network functions. Many OSs have some networking ability, but not all such OSs are NOSs. On this page, OSs are arranged in three groups and levels: 1) Top group: types or classes of OS. 2) Middle group: OSs for which there are more than one instance of an OS of this name/type, an OS family. 3) Bottom group: specific OSs, individual instances; there is only one OS of this name/type.

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See Also:
  • Network Research Group - University of California, Irvine.
  • Systems Research Group, Networks and Operating Systems - University of Cambridge, Computer Lab. Many interesting network network OS oriented projects, including Nemesis OS.
  • KA9Q NOS TCP/IP Package - Second known implementation of Internet protocol (IP) for low-end computers; software can at once be network client, server, IP packet router; software support multiple client and server sessions. Description, downloads, zip format. software Original author.

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