Talk:Xerox Network Systems

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Services vs. Systems[edit]

Searching reliable sources on the Internet for XNS acronym it's described as: Xerox Network Systems by relevant sources like Cisco's documentation, iana.org or protocols.com; More over, wiki doesn't have a definition for Xerox Network Systems and many "ask & answer/dictionary" Internet sites providing a definition on this acronym only reference as source this Wikipedia article(even Google search!). So, it's simply the notoriety of Wikipedia that makes XNS referenced mostly as Xerox Network Services than correctness as it should be.

IMHO this article should be renamed to Xerox Network Systems rather than it's actual name.

If there are also references to Xerox Network Services a redirection to this renamed article may be appropriate. Alecssicius (talk) 11:36, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Done. Looks like the error was originally in FOLDOC [1] --David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥ (talk) 06:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I believe this is wrong. The Xerox Network Systems Architecture was not just the protocol suite, but included the Xerox hardware systems. When XNS was released as a separate software product for Unix systems, it was called Xerox Network Services for Unix, or similar, I seem to recall, but not Systems. Kbrose (talk) 03:39, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
The documents from Xerox (referenced under "External links") seem to be the definitive sources on this technology, and those documents say Systems. "Service", in the Xerox vernacular (see the glossary in those documents), meant server-side processing (e.g., the print service is what's running on the print server). Perhaps Kbrose, above, is referring to a particular product that included server-side programs. -- HLachman (talk) 20:10, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Remote Debug Protocols[edit]

This section needs work on defining some of the terms used. What is "... a C-series of D-series machine" supposed to mean? As written it makes no sense! Is the "of" supposed to be an "or"? Assuming it is supposed to be an "or", then references to the hardware should be added. If the "of" is correct, then the term needs clarification!

In the second paragraph, what is a "world-swap debugger"? The reference is to a "world-stop debugger". Is this also a typo? The same paragraph also references a "debugger "nub"", without any clarification. Ge0nk (talk) 02:14, 1 August 2013 (UTC)