From Tanebaum's Computer Network:
A five-layer network is illustrated in Fig. 1-13. The entities comprising the corresponding layers on different machines are called peers. The peers may be software processes, hardware devices, or even human beings. In other words, it is the peers that communicate by using the protocol to talk to each other.
I don't understand what a peer is, because the usage of English word "comprising" can be ambiguous ( A whole comprises parts. Parts comprise a whole.)
Can you point/circle out what part in Figure 1-13 is a peer?
Are a peer and a host in the figure the same concept?