application server

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application server

A server which runs programs that process and display data exchanged with client machines.
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In addition, increased volumes of messages may overload servers and/or damage systems, both of which cause interruption of service and significant costs.
However, as the user can select to reduce any file to many 16Kb components, it is feasible that an individual could break up a 20Mb file into thousands of documents, thus creating a 'mail bomb' which could overload servers. Apparently most ISPs are aware of the problem but are unsure of how to tackle it.
Anonymous used (http://www.ibtimes.com/ddos-attack-visualization-watch-hack-attacks-shut-down-servers-video-1220679) distributed denial of service, or DDoS, hacks to overload servers and knock target websites offline.