Chapter 7 Baltzan

Chapter 7 Baltzan - Networks, Telecommunications, and...

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Networks,  Telecommunications, and  Wireless Computing Chapter 7
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Network Basics Telecommunication system - enable the transmission of data over public or private networks Network - a communications, data exchange, and resource-sharing system created by linking two or more computers and establishing standards, or protocols, so that they can work together
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Network Basics The three types of networks include: Local area network (LAN) Metropolitan area network (MAN) Wide area network (WAN)
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Network Basics
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Network Basics Networks are differentiated by the following: Architecture - peer-to-peer, client/server Topology - bus, star, ring, hybrid, wireless Protocols - Ethernet, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Media - coaxial, twisted-pair, fiber-optic
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Architecture There are two primary types of architectures Peer-to-peer (P2P) network Client/server network
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Peer-to-Peer Networks Peer-to-peer (P2P) network - any network without a central file server and in which all computers in the network have access to the public files located on all other workstations
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Client/Server Networks Client - a computer that is designed to request information from a server Server - a computer that is dedicated to providing information in response to external requests Client/server network - model for applications in which the bulk of the back-end processing takes place on a server, while the front-end processing is handled by the clients
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Network operating system (NOS) – runs the network, routes information between computers and managing security and users Packet-switching - the sending computer splits a message into multiple packets that are addressed to the destination computer Router - an intelligent connecting device that
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MIS 3305 taught by Professor Trower during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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Chapter 7 Baltzan - Networks, Telecommunications, and...

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