What Is a Host?

November 28, 2022

A host is any device that can communicate with other devices within a network. Hosts can be servers or clients – the former providing resources and the latter requesting them.

Intermediary network devices (routers, switches, and others) are not recognized as hosts, but nodes, instead.

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