In This Chapter
Getting a handle on networks
Considering why networking is useful (and is everywhere)
Telling the difference between servers and clients
Looking under the hood at the network operating system
Asking “How does it work when a network works if a network works for me?” (Say what?)
Assessing how networks change computing life
Identifying (and offering sympathy to) the network administrator
Comparing servers to clients: What have they got that you don’t got?
Computer networks get a bad rap in the movies. In the classic Terminator movies, Skynet (a computer network of the future) takes over the planet, builds deadly terminator robots, and sends them ...