# Is peer to peer and client-server a type of network or protocol?

Is peer to peer and client-server a type of network or protocol? Because my book mentions this under types of network heading under the subsection of "Types of network on the basis of component roles", (with other two subsections, i.e. "Types of network on the basis of geographical spread" and "Types of network on the basis of communication channels"), but in another book it says it says they are protocols.

• Do you understand the concepts? If you understand the concepts, it probably won't be important exactly what words are used with them.
– D.W.
Apr 12 at 19:35