Introduction to Networks. Network. A communication system that enables many users to share computer resources such as personal computers, application software, data/voice/video information, host computers, and printers. Advanced Network. File Server.
A communication system that enables many users to share computer resources such as personal computers, application software, data/voice/video information, host computers, and printers.
File Server A computer and operating system that enables multiple access to other computers so that software applications and data files can be shared.
This type of computer has an operating system that allows several computers to access it at the same time. Programs and information may be processed at the host or they may be downloaded to the accessing computer for processing.
A computer that is used to access a file server,or another computer which allows multiple access. The client may use the accessed computer in order to process data. Other software and data may be transferred from the main computer to the client for processing.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) This is two protocols combined into one. TCP is a reliable connection-oriented data transfer method that uses connectionless routing provided by IP.
Internetwork Pack Exchange (IPX) This protocol is used by Novell NetWare and provides best-effort delivery of data packets. This protocol uses a variation of the data transfer algorithm known as routing information protocol.
Sequenced Packet Exchange (SPX) This protocol is packet oriented and relies on sequence numbers or acknowledgments (provided by the packet) for data transmission.