17 June 2004
Daylight CIS UK Ltd
Servers and clients
It is important to note that
both THOR and Merlin are
The server's role is relatively straightforward:
It has exclusive access to all databases that it opens
It performs all database transactions.
Clients never access a database directly, but rather
access all data via a server.
The server can serve many clients at once, so normally
only one server runs at a time on each computer, no
matter how many clients are running.
Users can write their own client programs using the