A Windows specification for how communication protocol programs (such as TCP/IP) and network device drivers should communicate with each other.
A Microsoft specification to which network adapter drivers must conform in order to work with Microsoft Network operating systems. NDIS provides a many-to-many binding between network adapter drivers and transport protocols.
Network Driver Interface Standard. A standard developed by Microsoft and IBM that says how NIC drivers (also called MAC (Media Access Control)) communicate with the protocol stack in the Data Link Layer of the OSI 's reference model. It allows multiple NICs to bind with a protocol stack, a NIC to bind with multiple protocol stacks, or multiple NICs to bind with multiple protocol stacks. See also ODI and my article on OSI.