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Chapter 1. Computer Networking Overview > Network Players: Users and Administra...

Network Players: Users and Administrators

The fact that two different types of computers—clients and servers—exist on the network means that the people on the network will also play different roles. Users make up most of the folks you find on a PC network. They are there to access network resources. A user requires a user logon and password to gain access to the network.

The person who serves as the caretaker of the network is the network administrator. The administrator controls the network servers. This means that network access and the level of access is controlled by the administrator using the tools provided by the NOS.


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