Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope
uniform naming convention

Short for Uniform Naming Convention or Universal Naming Convention, UNC is the standard for naming and accessing a network resource such as a network drive, printer, or server. For example, in MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows, a user would access a shared resource by typing or mapping to a share name similar to the example below.


However, in Unix and Linux you would use forward slashes instead of backslashes. Below is an example of a Unix UNC name.


Computer acronyms, Network drive, Network terms, Path