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A redirector is a program running in a network-attached workstation that intercepts network-related requests and redirects them over the network to file servers or peer workstations. For example, if a workstation user makes a request for local files, the redirector forwards the request to the local operating system. If the request is for files on a network server, the redirector forwards the request out over the network to the appropriate server. The request is placed in a packet with the address of the server. Redirector software is individually installed at each workstation along with the driver software for the network interface adapter installed in the computer.
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