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What is a client server network?

A server where most of the files and data are stored

All computers (workstations/clients) connect to the server through a central hub or switch

2

What is the role of the server in a client-server network?

The server controls access to the network, verifying usernames and passwords of accounts

It provides files to the other computers in the network

It installs software to workstations

3

What is a shared folder?

A folder created on the server by the network manager

They provide a place where network users can share/store files

4

What is a network operating system?

A system required in a client server network.

It includes special functions for connecting computers and devices to the LAN

5

What is a Peer-to-peer network?

A network that does not need a central server (unlike a client server network)

Each computer on the network acts both as a client and a server

Files are stored on the hard disks of individual network machines

All computers on the network have equal status

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How is security and privacy managed on a peer-to-peer network?

Each peer controls access to the files and folders which are stored on the machine