Networking Concepts It 273

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1. Unit 1 review questions:

a. The functions provided by a network are usually referred to as network functions.

b. A remote access server may also be known as simply an access server.

c. True or False: A client/server network is the simplest network model. False

d. True or False: A common way to share resources on a client/server network is by modifying the file-sharing controls via the computer’s operating system. False

e. True or False: The oldest and still most frequently used network communications services are print services. False


3. With both networks, you can share multiple devices such as computers and printers. Each device will have access to the files whether they are on another computer or stored on the server. A peer to peer network is simple to configure and are fairly inexpensive to set up and maintain. A client/server network can become very large and very hard to maintain unless it is by someone trained or certified to do so. The security is better compared to a peer to peer and problems can be monitored and diagnosed from a central location.

4. A peer-to-peer network would be most appropriate in a basic home network. This network would commonly contain a computer or two, a gaming system, a printer, and possibly some other devices. It would be easy to set up and someone could grant what files to share from each computer on the network. A medium to large sized business would need a client/server network. They could easily have 10 or more computers and devices to use and they could access files easier on a central server. With this high number of computers, file sharing would be easier and faster with a server rather than trying to access a file from another person’s computer.