The networking architecture or network model specifies how computers on the network interact and communicate with each other. The network of the personal computers may use Client-server Network or Peer-to-Peer Network.
In it, computers are connected to a central device (server) and communication is done through it. The server is the main computer which provides services to the workstation. The server computer provides resources to the workstations when the request is made. An unauthorized person cannot access the resources of the server. There are different types of server like print server, file server and network server, etc.
Advantages of Client-Server Network Model
Disadvantages of Client-Server Network
It is sometimes called workgroups. In this network, all the computers have equal responsibilities. Each computer has access to at least some of the resources on all the computer. Each computer in this network has equal right. It is suitable for the only small geographical area such as small rooms, building, school, etc.
Advantages of Peer-to-Peer Network
Disadvantages of Peer-to-Peer Network
The differences between client-server network model and peer-to peer network model are as follows:
|Client-server Network Model||Peer-to-peer Network Model|
|It is a network model where there is at least one server and one or more workstations.||It is a network model where there are two or more client and no server.|
|In this model, all the rights are with only server computer.||In this model, all the computers have equal right.|
|It is known as domain model.||It is known as workgroup model.|
Any four advantages of client server network are as follows:
A network in which all the computers have equal right and are suitable foronly small geographical area such as small rooms, building, school, etc. is known as peer to peer network.
Some of the disadvantages of peer to peer network are as follows:
A network in which all computers are connectedto a central device (server) and communication is done through server is known as client server network.
Some of the disadvantages of client server network are as follows:
Any two advantages of peer to peer network are as follows: