In a hub-and-spoke network, one or more computers act as hubs,
while other clients connect as spokes. Spokes connect to hubs, but never to
Hub-and-spoke is typically used when a workstation (spoke) needs to
connect only to servers (hubs). For example, in a library, the catalog is a hub
while workstations accessing the catalog are spokes. Hub-and-spoke is ideal if
you want strict control over connections between network members.
Important: If you set every member of a hub-and-spoke network
to be a hub, you essentially turn the network into a mesh network. Similarly,
if you set only spokes, your members will be unable to make a connection.