1. Unit 1 Review Questions:
a. The functions provided by a network are usually referred to as network services. b. A(n) 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. 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. e. True or False: The oldest and still most frequently used network communications services are print services. 2.
3. Peer-to-peer networks and client-server networks only share a few similarities, yet they share many differences. With both networks, you connect devices together so that they can communicate with each other. The difference is method used to connect devices. Devices on peer-to-peer networks are connected directly to each other, whereas devices on a client-server network connect to a central location. 4. A great example of a small peer-to-peer network is a system link between game consoles. The connection allows the two machines to communicate with each other, so that a multiplayer LAN game may be played. While modern consoles are able to connect via the internet to play multiplayer sessions, faster speeds are able to be reached with a direct connection. A common example of a client/server network is a home network where devices connect to either to a modem or a router which itself connects to a router. It is through the router/modem that devices are able to communicate between each other. While you could use a peer-to-peer network instead of a client/server network for home use, but over time it would become a huge hassle to swap out devices and computers.
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