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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs) on Basic Networking Concepts

Find answers to commonly-asked questions on the basic concepts of computer/wireless networking.
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What is Client/Server Networking?
The term client/server refers to a model utilizing networked client and server computers and application software. Web, FTP, email, DNS and many other database applications are client-server systems.

What is Peer-to-Peer Networking?
Peer to peer networks share responsibility for processing data among all of the connected devices. Peer-to-peer networking (also known simply as peer networking) differs from client-server networking in several respects.

What Is a Network Name?
A network name is a string that computing devices use to identify a specific computer network. Network names are typically different from names of individual computers or the addresses computers use to identify each other.

How is Network Performance Measured?
The performance or "speed" of a computer network is normally measured in units of bits per second (bps). This quantity can represent either an actual data rate or a theoretical limit to available network bandwidth. The related units of Kbps, Mbps, Gbps represent increasingly larger multiples of bps.

Computer Networking FAQ List
Index of answers to commonly-asked quesstions about any computer networking-related topic.

What Is the WWW?
The term "WWW" refers to the open development phase of the Internet in the 1990s. The WWW comprises a global network of Web sites accessible on the Internet.

What Is a URL?
URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) identify by name Web servers and individual Web pages stored on those servers, anywhere on the Internet.

What Is a URI?
A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) names both local and remote Internet resources similar to URLs.

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