Inter-server

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In computer network protocol design, inter-server communication is an extension of the client–server model in which data are exchanged directly between servers. In some fields server-to-server (S2S) is used as an alternative, and the term inter-domain can in some cases be used interchangeably.

Protocols that have inter-server functions as well as the regular client–server communications include the following:

Some of these protocols employ multicast strategies to efficiently deliver information to multiple servers at once.

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