Hereof, how does a peer to peer network differ from a client server network?
There’s a huge difference between client/server and peer-to-peer networks. For instance, a peer-to-peer network has no central server. Each workstation on the network shares its files equally with the others. There’s no central storage or authentication of users.
What are clients and servers?
The client–server model is a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients. A client does not share any of its resources, but requests a server’s content or service function.
What is the difference between a client and a server?
In simplest form, a server is a connection point for several clients, that will handle their requests. A client is software that (usually) connects to the server to perform actions. The client provide a user interface that allows users to carry out actions.