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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Distributed Computing

When many similar systems are on a network, it is often desirable to share common files and utilities among them. For example, a system administrator might choose to keep a copy of the system documentation on one computer's disk and to make those files available for all remote systems. In this case the system administrator configures the files so that users who need to access the online documentation are not aware that the files are stored on a remote system. This type of setup, which is an example of distributed computing, not only conserves disk space but also allows you to update one central copy of the documentation rather than tracking down and updating copies scattered throughout the network on many different systems. ...

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