Remote Machine Definition

The term remote machine refers to a computer connected to the network other than the computer which a user is currently using.

Although the word remote implies that the other computer is some distance away, this is not necessarily the case; the computer can be anywhere, even in the same room. The word machine is frequently used as a synonym for computer.

The term can also be modified to refer to the type of computer, such as a remote Linux machine or remote Solaris machine.

The word remote is similarly used to modify other words in a computer context, for example a remote server and a remote user.

Created November 25, 2005.
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