Networking Fundamentals: Unit 1 Assignment
1. Unit 1 review questions: a. The functions provided by a network are usually referred to as network services. b. A remote 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 2.
3. Describe in your own words the similarities and differences between a peer-to-peer network and a client-server network. There is a big difference between peer-to-peer network and a client-server. A client-server workstation allows users to have access to most files which are stored on the server but the server itself will determine which user can access files on the network. A peer-to-peer network has no central server and its workstation shares its files with others.
4. Describe two hypothetical situations, one in which a peer-to-peer network would be most appropriate and one in which a client-server network would be most appropriate, and explain why the particular network type would be most appropriate for that case. Peer-to-peer network doesn’t give much security, it’s accessed by small businesses and home networks that are used daily. With a client-server network it can very big that gives a high volume of security measures depending on the users. Peer-to-peer networks are basically used to share files and have access to the printer. A client-server network uses client and server devices which can be used on the internet and LAN’s.
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