a. The functions provided by a network are usually referred
to as network services.
b. A(n) remote
server may also be known as simply an access server.
c. True or False:
A client/server network is the simplest network model. False.
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. False.
e. True or False:
The oldest and still most frequently used network communications
services are print services. False.
2. Install Visio on your workstation. Visio can be obtained
from DreamSpark®. Once Visio is
installed, create a simple network diagram. Start the Visio
application, select Network, then
Basic Network Diagram. Start by clicking the Computers and
Monitors tab, then drag a few PCs
to the diagram, one the upper right, the other the lower
right. Next click the Network and
Peripherals tab, drag a switch to the middle of the diagram,
drag a server to the upper left and a
printer to the bottom left. Next, you need to connect the
devices. Click the Comm-link icon to
connect the devices to the switch. When complete, your
diagram should look something like
attachment (do not know how to combine).
3. Describe in your own words the similarities and
differences between a peer-to-peer network
and a client-server network.
network and a client server network are similar because they can both
reduce cost and make it a quick and convenient way to share
different between the two is a peer-to-peer network does not always
centralize data and is not very secure. There is not one
computer that has power over
another. A client-server network is centralized by a server
and all the computers connected
to the server can take information held by that server. The
computers can have power over
one another and therefore, is more secure.
4. Describe two hypothetical situations, one in which a
peer-to-peer network would be most
appropriate and one in which a client-server network would
be most appropriate, and explain
why the particular network type would be most appropriate
for that case.
peer-to-peer network would be very fitting for a small privately owned business
there are only a few computers to share data between. No one
computer would necessarily need
higher power over another. It is very inexpensive and much
quicker and more organized than
client-server network would be more suited for a community college. Where all
client computers have only student capabilities (unless
signing on as an administrator). All
students and faculty will have a more effective way of
sharing data, while at the same time being
more secure about it!