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serve

(networking)
To be a server, to provide a service.

E.g., "The shttpd serves requested documents to clients over a secure link."
References in classic literature ?
You forget that I have told you our guide is now a Mohawk, and that he serves with our forces as a friend.
He would begin to serve your guests out of a keg that was half full, and finish with one that was half empty, and then you would be charged for two kegs of beer.
He is a proud chief, and would show his might, not knowing that the king we serve can muster a company for every man he has.
You will have to wait upon her and serve her, but you will be well rewarded, for she will give you the best of everything.
The girls were looking at him and straining their eyes to make out the features which the clumsy visor obscured, but when they heard themselves called maidens, a thing so much out of their line, they could not restrain their laughter, which made Don Quixote wax indignant, and say, "Modesty becomes the fair, and moreover laughter that has little cause is great silliness; this, however, I say not to pain or anger you, for my desire is none other than to serve you.
By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.
Whenever you hesitate as to whom you ought to serve, abandon the exterior, the material appearance for the invisible principle, for the invisible principle is everything.
Well over fifty years of age when I knew him, short, stout, dignified, perhaps a little pompous, he was a man of a singularly well-informed mind, the least sailor-like in outward aspect, but certainly one of the best seamen whom it has been my good luck to serve under.
If your majesty were not to furnish me with that opportunity, I should not the less serve you.
But shows, and species virtutibus similes, serve best with them.
Presently the bird came in and wanted to serve up the dinner, but he could nowhere see the cook.
The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish compared with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also.