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    anho
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    Post Networking Expert helpppp please.

    I read some textbooks about networking technology but could not find the clear answer for some question as follow:

    1- What is the terminology for the description of each item below:
    A: IBM's specifications that describe how users and programs interface ________.
    B: Protocol that enables sharing of file systems over TCP/IP networks __________.

    2-With reference to the OSI model, What are the major different between LAN and WAN.

    I am desperate to look for the answer. Thanks in advance for any input. My Email address ccat@pressroom.com

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    kill-9
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    Is this for a test you have to take? LOL

    A: IBM spec? Who cares. :-)
    B: Hmm... On a Micro$oft network, it would be File and Print Sharing (a service, rather than a protocol) on UNIX you would just set your permisssions on the directories and files, groups, etc...

    The diffrence between a LAN and WAN is distance and numbers. Mostly a WAN is an internetwork of LAN's over a wide area. For instance, say you have 300 offices spread throughout the Unites States, each office on a different subnet representing it's own LAN. They are all interconnected by Frame Relay circuits, thus creating a WAN.

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    JSilverberg
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    Don't forget that a major player in determining if a network is a LAN or WAN is the technology involved. For example, FDDI is a MAN technology (Metropolitan Area Network)According to IEEE, WAN would include Frame Relay, ISDN, Dial-Up... Ethernet and Token Ring would be LAN...

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