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Xerox Network System or Xerox Network Services.
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XNS(1) See XDI.
(2) (Xerox Network Services) An early networking protocol suite developed at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). XNS has been the basis for many popular network architectures including Novell's NetWare, Banyan's VINES and 3Com's 3+.
XNS NetXNS Layer Protocols Ware OSI 4 Application 7 3 Control 5/6 2 Transport SPP, PEP SPX 4 1 Internet IDP IPX 3 0 Transmission Ethernet 1/2
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