Peer-to-peer networks have no central server and all connected computers have the same level of privileges.
Stands for "Peer to Peer." In a P2P network, the "peers" are computer systems ...
(2006-05-02) Chris Limb eer (to) eer. Describes programs that allow files on one computer to be shared with other internet users without the assistance of a central server
Peer to Peer. Networking software which allows file transfers directly between users' PCs rather than via a separate server computer. Such software has been widely used (mis-used?) to distribute pirated copies of music and videos. Modern P2P software has highly sophisticated features to overcome preventative measures. Music and video files represent a high proportion of Internet traffic, especially from PCs connected to high-speed broadband services.
Peer to Peer. Refers to a file sharing network (like BitTorrent)
P2P connects two or more clients with one another, without the need for a server intermediary (apart from networking devices). Gnutella and other file-swapping technologies use P2P to move data from one client to the other without a third party in between.
Internet network that enables users with the same networking software to connect to each other's hard disks and exchange files directly. 9.16, 10.6
Peer-to-peer: Electronic file swap-ping systems that allow users to share files, computing capabilities, networks, bandwidth and storage.
Peer-to-peer; a decentralized networking paradigm in which distributed nodes, or peers, communicate and work collaboratively to provide services.
(peer-to-peer) is a network that relies on computing power at the edges (ends) of a connection rather than in the network itself. P2P networks are used for sharing content like audio, video, data or anything in digital format. P2P network can also mean grid computing.
"Peer to Peer" is a term for the exchange of data (e.g. music files) between two internet users. A user shares data from his or her computer with all other users connected to the network and vice versa. As a result, the term "file sharing" is also commonly used.
A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network connects directly between computers (peers), rather than going through servers.
Peer to Peer is when two (or more) computers on a network share files from each other's hard drives without a file server.
(Peer-to-peer) A software program that both acts as a server and a client that is used for exchanging files or text. Common P2P programs include Kazaa, AIM, MSN Messenger, Netmeeting, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ.
Peer to peer. Any network or website that allows users to share files.
The process of transferring files between computers attached to the same network. This could entail moving data between two household machines, or sharing a file from complete stranger using file-sharing services like Kazaa or Bearshare.
A decentralized network with no fixed service which routes the data packets from one user to another. A large number of users on the network could become the decentralized servers depending on the availability of resources.
A style of networking in which computers communicate directly with each other rather than depending on interactions managed via central servers and networks. A new generation of highly scalable P2P applications has emerged to handle a variety of spontaneous communications, including:• Short real-time messages (for example, instant messaging and Short Message Service)• Collaborative computing• File-sharing programs, which enable Internet users to share files (such as music files) via point-to-point file transfers
Stands for Peer-to-Peer. It is a file-sharing system where various users connected to a central network are able to browse one another's (selected) files and swap them back and forth.
A method of distributing files over a network. Using P2P client software a client can advertise, send, or receive files with another client. Some P2P file...
Process whereby computers can trade information between each other directly without the assistance of a third party network.
(Peer to Peer) A method for sharing data between devices without having to go through a central server.
Peer to Peer, Pornicator to Pornicator, Pickpocket to Pickpocket, Pirate to Pirate. P2P is currently a four letter word. It means you're thieving scum. You're a low down, cheap, lying, crooked, cheating git. Yes, You. And Him. And Everybody. But that's only since 1998.
Peer-to-peer technology, known as P2P, allows anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to form a loose network through which users can share any file they choose to make public on the network. Users can then copy each other's files, from music to academic research to recipes.
See Peer-to-Peer Network.
Peer-to-peer is a communications model in which each party has the same capabilities and either party can initiate a communication session. On the Internet, peer-to-peer (referred to as P2P) is a type of transient Internet network that allows a group of computer users with the same networking program to connect with each other and directly access files from one another's hard drives. Napster and Gnutella are examples of this kind of peer-to-peer software. Major producers of content, including record companies, have shown their concern about what they consider illegal sharing of copyrighted content by suing some P2P users.
Any peer-to-peer file swapping program, such as Audiogalaxy, Bearshare, Blubster, E-Mule, Gnucleus, Grokster, Imesh, KaZaa, KaZaa Lite, Limewire, Morpheus, Shareaza, WinMX and Xolox. Can degrade system performance and consume vast amounts of storage. May create security issues as outsiders are granted access to internal files. Often bundled with adware or spyware.
1. A network structure in which the computers share processing and storage tasks as equivalent members of the network. Different from a client/server network, in which computers are assigned specific roles. 2. A general term for popular file-sharing systems like gnutella, in which there is no central repository of files. Instead, files can be stored onâ€”and retrieved fromâ€”any userâ€(tm)s computer. See also distributed computing.
A P2P program Network
Peer-to-peer. See also Napster.
(Peer to Peer)â€”Allows a group of programs having similar attributes to communicate with each other.