(NDIS) Specification for a generic device driver for network interface cards that are independent of hardware & protocol.
A software interface, or set of rules, designed to enable different network protocols to communicate with a variety of network adapters. This provides a standard, or common language, for the drivers used by network adapters so enabling a single network adapter to support multiple protocols. Conversely, this also enables a single protocol to work with network adapters from different vendors.
Microsoftâ€™s version of the software interface between the transport protocol and the data link protocol, which allows multiple protocol stacks to run over one network adapter.
A Microsoft specification for a type of device driver that allows multiple transport protocols to run on one network card simultaneously.
A specification developed jointly by Microsoft Corporation and 3Com to provide a common programming interface for Media Access Control (MAC) drivers and transport drivers.
A Microsoft/3COM specification for the interface for local area network device drivers. All network adapter and protocol drivers shipped with LAN Manager conform to the NDIS. The IPX.COM generated by NetWare Connectivity also conforms to the NDIS.
A de facto standard interface specification developed by Microsoft to separate communications protocols from PC networking hardware. The driver can also run multiple stacks concurrently.
A Windows specification for how communication protocol programs (such as TCP/IP) and network device drivers should communicate with each other.
A software component that provides Windows 2000 network protocols a common interface for communications with network adapters. NDIS allows more than one transport protocol to be bound and operate simultaneously over a single network adapter card.
An interface in Windows NT for network card drivers that provides transport independence, because all transport drivers call the NDIS interface to access network cards.
The specification for the interface between device drivers and a network. All transports call the NDIS interface to access and work with network interface cards.
This spec was designed by Microsoft to allow multiple protocols to easily communicate with Network Interface Cards (NICs) without knowing anything about...
A software specification used in some network operating systems (such as LAN Manager and Windows NT) to create drivers for network adapters. NDIS drivers support multiple protocols and multiple adapters. Also see Driver NOS Protocol
The Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) is an application programming interface (API) for network interface cards (NICs). It was jointly developed by Microsoft and 3 Com Corporation, and is nowadays mostly used in Microsoft Windows, but the open-source ndiswrapper and Project Evil driver wrapper projects allow many NDIS-compliant NICs to be used with Linux and Free BSD, respectively. magnussoft ZETA, a derivative of Be OS, supports a number of NDIS drivers.