difference between client and server

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kn00t
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difference between client and server

Post by kn00t » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 am

where's the difference between openvpn-client@vpn-conf.service and openvpn-server@vpn-conf.service? I'm trying to connect to a VPN server on boot through systemd

tiaara
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Re: difference between client and server

Post by tiaara » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 am

In client/server computing, a server takes requests from client computers and shares its resources, applications and/or data with one or more client computers on the network, and a client is a computing device that initiates contact with a server in order to make use of a shareable resource.

Charles99
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Re: difference between client and server

Post by Charles99 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:10 pm

In the simplest form, a server is a connection point for several clients, that will handle their requests. A client is a software that (usually) connects to the server to perform actions. The client provides a user interface that allows users to carry out actions.

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Re: difference between client and server

Post by saviscon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:10 pm

everything is clear for me, thanks guys!

jakecrew
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Re: difference between client and server

Post by jakecrew » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:26 am

A client machine initiates a request to a server the server responds accordingly. For example you want to see the latest movies on google you type latest movies on google then google will take your query as server and respond to you while you will be the client of google.

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