Networks

Networks

What is a LAN?

A LAN is a Local Area Network is a computer network that connects computers within a limited area such as a home, school or building.

What is a WAN?

A WAN is a Wide Area is a network that extends over a large geographical distance.

What is a client/server network?

A client/server network doesen’t exists, at least a Client-server model. A Client-server model is a structure that partitions tasks between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients.

What is a peer-to-peer network?

A peer-to-peer network also doesen’t exists, at least a Peer-to-peer (P2P) is architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers (clients).

What is a server?

A server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called “clients”-

What is a client?

A client is a computer hardware that accesses a service made available by a server.

What is a fat client?

A fat client is a computer that provides rich functionality independent of the central server.

What is a thin client?

A thin client is a lightweight computer that has been optimized for remoting into a server-based computing environment.

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