Host system

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Host system is any networked computer that provides services to other systems or users.[citation needed] These services may include but are not limited to printer, web or database access.

According to Kurose-Ross, Host system is another word for end system.

Host System is a computer on a network, which provides services to users or other computers on that network. Host System's usually run a multi-user operating system such as Unix, MVS or VMS, or at least an operating system with network services such as Windows NT, NetWare NDS or NetWare Bindery.