- A client server network is one where a client machine requests for a specific service from a server and the server responds back with the requested service
A typical client server message interaction is given in the diagram below:
- Here, the client machines only have the capability to request service and do not have the capability to provide service.
- Similarly, the server machine provides service to clients and does not request for any service from the client machines.
- Examples of client-server networks: web browsing (clients request for specific web page content from web servers), news service broadcast (clients subscribe to news service from a news server).