An APPN node which provides a full set of APPN functions, such as routing between sessions, route selection, and directory services. IBM has published the spec of the network node as part of its attempt to turn APPN into a public standard, and by early 1993, the first non-IBM implementations were available.
A node that can define the paths or routes, control route selection, and handle directory services for the APPN function.
Synonym for APPN network node. A node that offers full SNA end-user services and that can provide the following to its local LUs and client end nodes: Distributed directory services Intermediate routing services within an APPN network Network services The APPN network node cooperates with other network nodes to maintain a network topology database, which is used to select optimal routes for LU-LU sessions based on requested classes of service. An APPN network node can also attach to a subarea network as a peripheral node or to other end nodes.
A machine, usually a computer, on the Internet. Routers, workstations, and modems are all nodes. While some nodes are at endpoints of a piece of the network, others are waystations or entry points. WWWebfx Home Page
An end point in a network to which or from which data can be routed. Usually this is a workstation or host.
Network nodes are the endpoints and connecting points of network links, for example, intersections and interchanges of a road network, the confluence of streams in a hydrologic network, or switches in a power grid. In ArcInfo, network nodes are used to model stops, centers, and turns. Network nodes are represented as nodes, with attributes stored in an NAT.
A point on the network where communications lines interface. Thus, a network node might be a PBX, a local exchange, a multiplexer, a modem, a host computer, or one of several other devices.