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Subject:Re: Need a definition for "server" From:Ken Gross <CANDK -at- CANDK -dot- BITNET> Date:Thu, 27 Jul 1995 18:47:54 -0700
For what it's worth IBM's 'Dictionary of Computing' (Eighth Edition
[March 1987]) defines a server as follows:
"On a local area network, a data station that provides facilities to
other data stations, for example, a file server, a print server, a mail
I've always thought of servers as software not hardware. Like when I
send a job to a printer a piece of code grabs my job and tells the
printer all the pertinent details it needs to know to print my job. I
guess I'll have to rearrange my thinking!