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ALSO CALLED: Network Driver Interface Specifications
DEFINITION: NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) is a Windows specification for how communication protocol programs (such as TCP/IP) and network device driver should communicate with each other. NDIS specifies interfaces for:The program that sends and receives data by constructing or extracting it from the formatted units called frame (and sometimes packet or datagram). This program, usually called  … 
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NDIS DEFINITION (continued): …  a protocol stack, is layering and generally corresponds to layers 3 and 4 (the Network Addressing and Transport layers) of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. Examples are TCP/IP and Internetwork Packet Exchange.The program, usually called a device driver, that interacts directly with the network interface card (NIC) or other adapter hardware, which sends or receives the data on the communications line in the form of electronic signals. The driver program and the NIC interact at the Media Access Control (MAC address) sublayer of layer-2 level of OSI, which is called Data-Link … 
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