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Client Server Vs Peer to Peer

Client – Server

  • All resources (printer, files and Internet) on the network are controlled by the server.
  • Centralised storage of data
  • Centralised storage of data means regular back-ups can be made from the server.
  • Security is set of easily using a server and client network.  Usernames and password are easily given along with access levels for users.
  • Used in businesses (banks) and organisations (schools, colleges, universities.)

Peer to Peer

  • No centralised storage.  Each workstation stores its data independently.
  • No centralised storage means no back up system.
  • Security is difficult because there is no mechanism for central access.
  • Best suited with a trusting environment.  Family home or small office.