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Beginner’s Guide to Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
Beginner’s Guide to Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. (2011, Mar. 04). Retrieved on September 26. 2014 from ICANN site: http://www.icann.org/resources/files/ip-addresses-beginners-guide-2011-03-04-en
The Beginner’s Guide to IP Addresses is a publication by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the private sector, non-profit corporation which assumes responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions.
The publication is part of the Beginner’s Guide series, published in the interest of educating new users about internet …show more content…
Server - A server is a computer or computer system in a network shared by multiple users or computers. Servers, in a Windows environment, provide services which include: user management (Active Directory; LDAP); email (Exchange); DNS services; web services (IIS).
Proxy server - A proxy server is any system or device which allows for an alternative routing of information between communication endpoints (sender/receiver). A proxy server may be used to facilitate address translation (inside/outside or public/private addressing scenarios); or to provide some amount of anonymity in web browsing or activity.
Print server - A print server is a computer which controls networked printers. The print server may be used to provide user access to printers, manage printer software, and enable connection to printers through the network.
Web server - A web server is a computer that provides internet access to a web site. The web server uses software (Apache - Linux; Internet Information Services, or IIS - Windows) which provides HTTP access to content designed to be viewed in a browser. Web servers may also include software to enable server side programs (.asp, .aspx, .php, Java, ColdFusion, Ruby, etc.) to assist in data exchange between user and web service.