Client/Server Model

Is the basic idea where a host machine can act as either a client or a server? Client/server Interactions underline all communication on

Is the basic idea where a host machine can act as either a client or a server? Client/server Interactions underline all communication on the internet and the model is a standard for network-oriented computing. 

Generally, a host acting as a client is an information consumer and when acting as a server is an information provider. The server acts as a resource for all of its clients and provides a service for those clients.

A host acting as a server typically interacts with multiple clients at one time. In client/server interaction, client software interacts with the server software so that both the client’s host machine and server’s host machine share the total computing load. Clients and servers are designed to form a seamless computing environment.

The Internet is a vast network of networks that electronically connects millions of people worldwide. It was formed in 1968, when the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) funded what would become the first global computer network, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). 

ARPA later became the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The ARPANET allowed university and government engineers to research and work from any location on the network.

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