Definition: (1) Computer which administers or provides services a network e.g. local area, intranet or Internet: it supervises access to the network, allows computers to access each other and, in a local area network, may allow access to peripherals such as printers and provides resources e.g. applications software, data storage space. (2) Software waiting for command from a client computer to provide services, data, etc. over the Internet or other network. * E.g. DNS (Doman Name System), FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

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