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1. (computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
file server n 1: (computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resourcesThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
file server Hardware and software that together provide file-handling and storage functions for multiple users on a local area network. The most common choices for file server software are Sun Microsystems' Network File System for Unix and Novell Netware for IBM PC compatibles. There is also a version of NFS for PCs called PC-NFS. Storing files on a file server saves having multiple copies stored on individual computers, thus economising on disk space and also makes administrating and updating the files easier.