Service

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Introduction1

Dictionary

service : a facility supplying some public demand — Webster   See also OneLook

Encyclopedia

Service Work performed (or offered) by a server. This may mean simply serving simple requests for data to be sent or stored (as with e-mail servers, file servers (File Transfer Protocol), HTTP or Gopher servers, SQL servers, etc.); or it may be more complex work, such as that of IRC servers, print servers, X Windows servers, or process servers. — FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing

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Innovation

Technology

client-Server is a common form of distributed system in which software is split between server tasks and client tasks. A client sends requests to a server, according to some protocol, asking for information or action, and the server responds.

This is analogous to a customer (client) who sends an order (request) on an order form to a supplier (server) who despatches the goods and an invoice (response). The order form and invoice are part of the “protocol” used to communicate in this case. — FOLDOC

What is Client-Server Architecture (Webopedia)
Introduction to Client/Server Computing (Client/Server Architecture)

Find out more from FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing

Server, Client, Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

TELNET
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Electronic mail (E-Mail)
Mailing Lists
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Telephony (VoIP)

Gopher
World Wide Web (WWW, Web) (HTTP, HTML)

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Preservation

History

Museum

Servers: Hidden Engines of the Web (Computer History Museum)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Related

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Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.