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Unit 1 Review Questions
1. The functions provided by a network are usually referred to as network services.
2. A(n) remote access server may also be known as simply an access server.
3. False: A client/server network is the simplest network model.
4. 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.
5. False: The oldest and still most frequently used network communications services are print services.
The peer-to-peer network has more than two computers on the network where each is equal. Each PC communicates with each other directly and do not rely on a central PC or server to monitor communications. A client server network needs an authority figure that controls all communications within the network. Each network has PC’s on them and has access to the network. The peer-to-peer only needs a basic operating system, just like many PC’s in America today and at a lower cost than the client server network. The client server network is heavily relied on a different operating system requiring more time and money to operate. Peer-to-peer is simply and client server not so simple to operate.
You can use peer-to-peer networking in your own home. Connecting computers in a home environment can provide a way to share printers, modem and other devices. In my household, I have three computers that share a wireless modem and a wireless printer. By having this wireless network each computer can get online and use the same printer at the same time. All of my three computers also have what is called file sharing, this allows me to share files on a drive so I can have access to it on any computer I go to, rather than putting it on a hard drive or flash drive.
“The client/server networks rely on a centrally administered server (or servers) to manage shared resources for multiple clients.” (Dean, 2009) Client/server networks are more complex and...
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