Network Information Center

(NIC) A body that provides information, assistance and services to network users.

These will typically include telephone and electronic mail "help desk" type services for users and network information services such as hostnames and addresses which are accessed automatically by computers using some client-server protocol (usually Sun's NIS).

See also Network Operations Center.

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