Talk:host

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Can wiktionary article have an external links, like Webster? --Andrejj 08:18, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

As a synonym for server[edit]

Is host as a synonym for server a Microsoft sense, something else, or just wrong? --kop 21:31, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm thinking that maybe what needs to happen is to move the sense to the verb section. There needs to be an entry there for sentences like "The computer is hosting DNS services." --kop 21:44, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

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host[edit]

Rfv-sense: Old French meaning "host". The Godefroy only gives hoste and oste and doesn't use host in any of its citations. The French Wikisource gets zero hits for "le host" and "li host", the remaining hits for host seem to be English or other non-French languages. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:53, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

This seems not to help, it translates 'host' as army. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:07, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Fails, BTW I also tried things like "nostre host", "vostre host", "mon host", "ton host", "son host" and came up with absolutely nothing. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:12, 2 December 2010 (UTC)


RFD discussion: December 2014[edit]

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host

sense: "(computing, Internet, Unix) Any computer attached to a network."

There is also a "server" sense.

This definition has been in the entry with an rfc tag since 2006. DCDuring TALK 17:24, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Keep. Not all hosts are servers, but all servers are hosts. —CodeCat 14:31, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
... so is a dumb terminal a "host" in this sense? I've never heard it used this way (but I'm willing to learn). Dbfirs 10:17, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea if this is accurate. Any computer attached to a network, so, in a computer room at a school, a library, etc. are all of these computers hosts? Renard Migrant (talk) 13:22, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Apparently my error in choice of venue. The definition can be found in some technical contexts. Keep and add appropriate usage-context labels. and Move to RfV DCDuring TALK 16:16, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
I think a dumb terminal incapable of storing files would not be a host under the definitions (or usage examples) I've seen. But a computer that could store files that would potentially be accessible over the network would be as host, but not a server as it had no special capacities in that regard. But the concept of host might be broader yet. DCDuring TALK 16:57, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
If we do keep the sense, then we should clarify by restricting the definition: "Any computer attached to a network to serve multiple users and devices" (per Wikipedia). We could possibly add the very restricted and technical sense "Any node on a network" Dbfirs 21:52, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Kept. bd2412 T 14:27, 19 December 2014 (UTC)