network transparency

April 2016
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;Apr2016, p1
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Reading and/or writing to resources on the network (folders, files, printers, etc.) as if they were attached locally. Either built into the operating system or a separate file sharing component, network transparency implies that there is no additional effort required by the user or by the application to access a remote device than a local one. They all appear as one pool of resources. See file sharing protocol.


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