IT331_Unit_6_Project

IT331_Unit_6_Project - IT 331-02 Technology Infrastructure...

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IT 331-02 Technology Infrastructure – Unit 6 Project 1 1. Identify and explain the main differences between a local area network and a wide area network. Difference between LAN and WAN A local area network (LAN) exists in a house or a single building such as a university campus, while a wide area network (WAN) expands beyond a metropolitan area, states and even the entire earth. An example, the headquarters building may be in the USA, the regional office building may be in the UK, and the branch office building may be in India. In the three buildings, workers use a WAN to collaborate with each other. WANs include both data networks, such as the internet, and voice networks, such as telephone systems. LANs usually include only data networks (White, 2009). 2. Explain the primary function of a client/server system, and compile a list of the strengths and weaknesses of NetWare, Windows NT/2000/2003/2008, Unix, Max OS X Server, and Linux . A client/server system is a type of network communication between hosts in which hosts configured as servers receive and service requests for information from hosts that are configured as clients. Typically the server side hosts have more resources than the client side in order to be able to handle a large number of requests from multiple clients’ simultaneously (White, 2009). Netware At one time NetWare the leading local area network OS Has since fallen way down the list on number of installations and may even pass into oblivion some day NetWare introduced a number of very powerful concepts, including the hierarchical directory structure Version 3 – popular but older version of Novell NetWare o No longer supported by Novell (end of 2000)
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IT 331-02 Technology Infrastructure – Unit 6 Project 2 o User logs onto a particular server o Bindery maintains directory system Version 4 o Unlike version 3 this version allows single network login o Bindery replaced by powerful NDS database o No longer supported by Novell (beginning of 2004) Version 5 o Allows administrator to use IP protocol instead of Novell’s proprietary
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course IT IT331-02 taught by Professor Weinraub during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.

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