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vines

(networking, product)
A family of local area networking products from Banyan.

VINES

(VIrtual NEtworking System) An earlier Unix System V-based network operating system from Banyan Systems that ran on DOS and OS/2-based servers. It provided internetworking of PCs, minis, mainframes and other computer resources providing information sharing across organizations of unlimited size. Incorporating mainframe-like security with a global network directory service called Streettalk, VINES allowed access to all network users and resources. Options included printer sharing, e-mail, remote PC dial-in, bridges and gateways. See ePresence. See also Vine.
References in classic literature ?
Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
They saw a mass of tough green vines all matted together and writhing and twisting around like a nest of great snakes.
His fate was in the hands of chance and with the realization he gave a final spurt and running catlike up the side of the wall among the vines, sought with his hands for something that would sustain his weight.
At its base was a line of well-tended shrubs and at some distance towards its eastern extremity it was vine covered to the top.
I reached the balcony over the porch in safety, depending more upon the tough vine branches than the trellis-work during my ascent.
This sausage in a vine leaf is for Monsieur Rigaud.
Perhaps he glanced at the Lyons sausage, and perhaps he glanced at the veal in savoury jelly, but they were not there long, to make his mouth water; Monsieur Rigaud soon dispatched them, in spite of the president and tribunal, and proceeded to suck his fingers as clean as he could, and to wipe them on his vine leaves.
He received a note from the city editor which read as follows: "Go and pass the night alone in the haunted house in Vine street and if anything occurs worth while make two columns.
And all at once a vine spread out both ways along the top of the sail with many clusters hanging down from it, and a dark ivy-plant twined about the mast, blossoming with flowers, and with rich berries growing on it; and all the thole-pins were covered with garlands.
There he stopped to see if, by any chance, a vine filled with gold coins was in sight.
Also ordinary elms, oaks--no nastier than ordinary oaks--pear-trees, apple-trees, and a vine.
O my soul, every sun shed I upon thee, and every night and every silence and every longing:--then grewest thou up for me as a vine.