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Network Structural Models and Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Networking
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I mentioned in my
discussion of the advantages of networking
that networks are normally set up for two primary purposes: connectivity
and sharing. If you have a network with a number of different
machines on it, each computer can interact with the hardware and software
of the others, to enable a variety of tasks to be performed. How precisely
this is done depends to a large degree on the overall design of the
Resource Sharing Roles and Structural Models
One very important issue in network
design is how to configure the network for the sharing of resources.
Specifically, the network designer must decide whether or not to dedicate
resource management functions to the devices that constitute it. In
some networks, all devices are treated equal in this regard, while in
others, each computer is responsible for a particular job in the overall
function of providing services. In this latter arrangement, the devices
are sometimes said to have roles, somewhat like actors in a play.
Two common terms are used to describe
these different approaches to setting up a network, sometimes called
choosing a structural model.
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