P2P - Peer-to-Peer (P2P) P2P is a Networking Software where...

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) P2P is a Networking Software where clients communicate with each other rather than go through a server Clients can establish file sharing without the intervention of the central network It uses the computing power and bandwidth of participants rather than the power of the server Programs such as AppleTalk Network and Windows for Workgroups are early examples of this technology known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Recent developments have made it possible to expand P2P technology to computers connected to the Internet as well as those connected through a network 1
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P2P Principle Self-organizing, no central management Resource sharing, exploits resources at the edge of the network Peers in P2P are all equal (more or less) Large number of peers in the network 2
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Network Architecture 3 Client-Server P2P
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Scalable It is the ability of a computer application or product (hardware or software) to continue to function well when it (or its context) is changed in size or volume in order to meet a user need 4
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5 History of P2P Programs There have been 3 different generations of P2P programs over the years
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6 The 1 st Generation • Napster was the original P2P Program that popularized the concept of file sharing • Developed in September 1999 by Shawn Fanning because he wanted to trade music over the Internet with their friends but their P2P network has since grown to a user group of over twenty
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