A SERVER IS A MACHINE THAT MAKES ITS local resources available on a network. A client is a machine that makes use of those resources. Servers give. Clients take. It is the ultimate symbiotic relationship.
This chapter covers network services and how to make them available to clients. In the creaky old OSI networking model, the services covered by this chapter reside at Layer 7, the application layer. The services fall into these general categories:
File, print, fax, and desktop sharing services
Universal Plug-and-Play services
Telephony services, including web telephony
This chapter covers file, printer, and fax sharing. The first part of the chapter contains a functional ...