Flashcards in 1.4 Client Server and Peer-to-peer Deck (6)
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
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
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
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
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