Definition

client-server network

A client-server network is a communications model in which multiple client programs share the services of a common server program.

For example, your computing device's Web browser is the client program that requested services from the WhatIs.com server (which technically is called an HTTP server) so you could read this Web page. 

Other network communication models include master/slave and peer-to-peer.

Contributor(s): Toni Boger
This was last updated in December 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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