Flashcards in 3c Client Server & peer To peer *** Deck (3):
Describe two disadvantages of using a peer-to-peer network in a school.
installation has to happen on each machine (1) time
consuming in terms of human resources (1)
back up is not centralised (1) greater responsibility
on the individual user (1)
data can be stored on any computer (1) makes data
difficult to find (1)
each computer may fulfil more than one role such as
printing or file sharing (1) increasing the load on processing (1).
The Mountain Rescue Team is to have a single, purpose built training facility. A local area network (LAN) will be installed.
Describe the role of a file server in a client-server network(6 marks)
One mark for point (max 3), one for expansion (max 5)
allows access to files (1) from any connected computer (1)
access rights on files (1) password required to view (1)
indexing of files (1) for searching (1)
disk quotas (1) users cannot store large/too many files in user area
stores files (1) for shared access (1)