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mod•el n : a description or representation of a system
An architect who designs a building has to consider the kind of structure that is needed. The design of a skyscraper, for example, reflects a very different model than a warehouse. There are different tools, systems, and uses for each design. Computer networks also have various models that are used to suit specific scenarios.
When designing a network, you can choose from several network models. Some things you should consider when choosing a network model include the size of the network, the number of users you will support, and the network operating system you will use. This chapter ...