ٌWhy one can hardly speak of a client-server environment?


The simplest user-interface program is nothing more than a character-based

screen. Such an interface has been typically used in mainframe environments. In

those cases where the mainframe controls all interaction, including the keyboard

and monitor, one can hardly speak of a client-server environment.

4 Answers

  • BigE
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You are the client, instead of another server or PC. You give a "query" and you process it. In a traditional client/server, another server or pc receives and processes the data.

  • 5 months ago

    In mainframe environments, the user is not logging into a network, but connecting directly to the mainframe using essentially a keyboard and Monitor, which has no real computing power of it's own. It is a terminal, part of the mainframe itself. In a client-server environment, the client computer can work on its own to do work, but logs into a network and connects to programs/services.

  • 5 months ago

    You can speak of it whenever you like, dear.

  • 5 months ago

    Because there is no client, just a dumb terminal

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