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Network Operating System

Overview#

Network Operating System (NOS) is a specialized Operating System for a Network devices such as a router, switch or firewall.

Network Operating System, historically, were computers with networking capabilities because they allowed personal computers (PCs) to participate in computer networks and shared file and printer access within a Local Area Network (LAN). This description of operating systems is now largely historical, as common operating systems include a network stack to support a client–server model.

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