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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Network Server Roles

  • 0.3 Identify various roles that can be assigned to network servers. Examples of roles include the following:

    • Gateway

    • Router

    • Bridge

    • Firewall

    • Network Address Translation (NAT)

    • Proxy server

    • Database server

    • Client/server

    • Application server

    • Mail server

    • FTP server

    • SNA server

    • Remote access server (RAS)

    • File and print server

    • Terminal server

    • Fax server

    • Domain Name Server (DNS)

    • Windows Internet Naming Server (WINS)

    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server (DHCP)

    • Web server

    • Video server

    • CD-ROM library server

    • Directory services server

A network server can assume different jobs or roles in the network. It is also common for a single network server to perform multiple roles simultaneously (such as DNS, DHCP, and WINS). Because of the resources required, however, ...

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