Novell Glossary

This Novell Glossary gives you essential information about a variety of Novell® and industry terminology used within Novell documentation.

Generic industry terms and those specific to third-party products are not listed and defined here unless they are essential to or used with Novell products; also, some of these terms might not be listed as entries but might be referred to within Novell term definitions to help better explain the Novell terms.

Terms that also have a commonly used acronym or abbreviation have two entries: one for the spelled-out term and one for the abbreviation/acronym.

Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of this Novell Glossary, see the NetWare 6.5 documentation Web site.

Documentation Conventions

In this documentation, a greater-than symbol (>) is used to separate actions within a step and items in a cross-reference path.

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