The term P2P refers to “peer-to-peer” networking, an alternative to client-server network design. It’s a process of sharing digital media which includes e-books, multimedia (music, movies, video clips) through a direct connection between two peers or nodes. A peer-to-peer network allows computer hardware and software to function without the need for special server devices. P2P client software works by allowing a computer to get connected to a P2P network. Here, the peer which hosts the file is called a seed and the one which downloads it is called a leech. uTorrent and BitTorrent are best examples of file sharing protocol using P2P connection that is quite favored.
Another example is Microsoft Windows XP (starting with Service Pack 1) contains a component whicjh is called “Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking.” P2P is more popular in homes where an expensive and dedidated server computer is not at all practical, also not necessary. Many people also call P2P as “people-to-people”.
How P2P File Sharing Works?
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