Local and remote hosts

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Any device that has established a connection to a network qualifies as a host[2]

  • In computer networking, a localhost is a hostname that means this computer. [3].
  • A remote host is a computer which is accessed over a network. Remote hosts can be far away or very close. But they share a common characteristic of being accessed over a network.


  • This topic doesn't cover a specific standard, but it is something you should you know.