What is P2P?

A self organized network, in which each connected computer has equal rights and functions at the same time as a server and a client, is called a P2P (Peer to Peer) network.

One thing that can be accomplished by such a network is file-sharing (another one is for example VoIP like Skype), where each downloader automatically turns into an uploader for other downloaders. To access a P2P network one needs special programs, based on different prior conditions, depending which P2P technology you decide to use. Broadly known names are for example  ‚Napster‘, ‚Soulseek‘, ‚BitComet‘, ‚eMule‘ and Vuze.

See also P2P on Wikipedia and Filesharing on Wikipedia.

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