Introduction to network server operating systems?

Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 09:49 pm
1. Describe the differences between LANs, MANs, and WANs.

2. Describe the differences between Peer-to-Peer networks and Server-Based networks.
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Robert Gentel
Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 10:06 pm




Found by: http://images.google.com/images?q=peer+to+peer+vs+peer+to+server&btnG=Search+Images
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 11:26 pm
A LAN is geographically the smallest type of computer network.It is two or more computers connected by communications media in a small geographical area.
Robert Gentel
Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 11:32 pm
Yes, the first result of the 3rd link I gave you says:

Wikipedia wrote:
Wide Area Network (WAN) is a computer network that covers a broad area (i.e., any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries [1]). Less formally, a WAN is a network that uses routers and public communications links [1]. Contrast with personal area networks (PANs), local area networks (LANs), campus area networks (CANs), or metropolitan area networks (MANs) which are usually limited to a room, building, campus or specific metropolitan area (e.g., a city) respectively. The largest and most well-known example of a WAN is the Internet.
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