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Part 4: Network Applications Client-server interaction, example applications
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Client-Server Interaction The client-server paradigm, characteristics of clients and servers, dynamic server creation, complex client-server interactions
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Application software issues Transport layer software supports the reliable transfer of data between applications Application layer software supports: initiating connections an application programming interface (API) encoding data user friendly naming definition of specific applications
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The client server paradigm A widely used form of communication Server application waits passively for contact from clients A server provides a specific service Client application actively initiates contact with the server Information can flow in both directions Typical situation is many clients interacting with each server
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Characteristics of clients General application that becomes a client when remote access is needed, but that
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course ELECTRONIC G52CCN taught by Professor Professorgail during the Spring '09 term at Uni. Nottingham.

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