Client/Server Configuration

In this blog we will discuss about Client/Server Configuration.

Client/Server is a configuration of the computer network that includes a server and one or more clients. The client messages the local resources that are used by the user such as monitor, keyboard CPU and peripherals.

The server is a powerful system which message shared resources such as database, printer’s communication links or high-powered processes and handles all the incoming requests for its shared resources.

Client/Server Configuration

Server is a centralized and dedicated entity which manages data, printers or network traffic depending upon the type of the server. The server must run a server program to share its resources.

In a network, one server can be used for multiple purposes or you can have multiple servers for specific applications. Many programs are built into the operating system (OS) which can be used for the sharing of resources and for other purposes.

Client is a computer on which user runs applications. Clients can also be called as workstations. The network resources are stored on the server and are accessed by the clients.

Clients cannot access resources available on another client. Server has large storage capacity. It stores most of the information required by the clients. Client-Server architecture is also known as two-tier architecture. The example of this type network is Novell Netware client/server system.

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