In networking, communications between equals with no central system or device providing coordination.
Peer-to-peer networks are network systems without central access control in which all computers have equal privileges. Example: a link between two PCs for the purpose of copying or matching data.
a network communications protocol where messages between devices are not managed by a central mediator. LocoNet is an event driven peer to peer network.
Peer-to-peer is a communication model in which computing devices (desktops, servers, routers, and other smart devices) link directly to each other without an intermediary device (in the same communication level; e.g. Layer 3).
A configuration in which any Personal Computer (PC) may act as a file server or as a client of another PC.
or P2P is a computer network that relies on the power and bandwidth of the participants' computers. These networks allow you to share files containing audio or video material or anything in digital format with other Internet users from computer to computer.
A network configuration that does not contain a file server. One of the workstations in the group of networked computers must perform double duty and host as well as access the PTWin32 system.
A system in which two or more nodes or processes can initiate communications with each other. Usually describes a network in which all nodes have the ability to share resources with other nodes so that a dedicated server can be implemented but is not required.
A local area network (LAN) without a central file server in which all computers in the network have access to public files located on all other workstations.
A communication system between computers that use the same formats.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a communication model, or network, between two computers where both computers send, receive and execute requests on behalf of the other computer. Traditionally, the communication model has been that one computer would send requests while the other computer would merely respond to those requests â€” such a model is known as client-server. P2P is a different model from client-server in that both computers issue and respond to commands. P2P is typically used for file-sharing. Examples of P2P software include BearShare, KaZaA, Morpheus and Skype.
Defines a mode of communication between two computers in which the same protocol is used to communicate and perform approximately the same function for their respective computers. In peer-to-peer communication, each computer has equivalent capabilities and responsibilities.
All connected computers on this network type communicate directly without the use of a dedicated server. See client/server.
A networking strategy where the different computers in a network are considered to be equal. Instead of a central server providing services for clients on the network, each computer on the network can make its resources available to others, and use resources which others have made available. A contrasting strategy is client-server.
A term used with interfaces that allow devices to communicate with other devices on the same bus without the need for a dedicated controller or computer to relay their signals. Currently, the most popular peer-to-peer connections are SCSI and FireWire.
(or P2P) - Networks used for sharing content such as music, video, data or anything in digital format.
Assigning of communications tasks so that data transmission between logical groups or layers in a network architecture is accomplished between entities in the same sublayer of the OSI model.
A networking technology that allows computers to communicate and exchange information directly instead of through a server. Peer-to-peer networks are most frequently used to defraud record companies, whom no one likes anyway.
File swapping systems that allow its users to share files and computing resources.
A communications model in which each party has the same capabilities and either party can initiate a communication session.
A type of network in which any computer can act as both a server (by providing access to its resources to other computers) and a client (by accessing shared resources from other computers).
network where every computer acts on its own and has the same capabilities and priviledges. Return to . Personal Computer (PC) â€“ PC is commonly used to describe an IBM-compatible computer as opposed to a Macintosh personal computer. IBM-compatible PCs have an Intel microprocessor while Macs use a Motorola microprocessor. Both have separate, non-compatible operating systems. Return to .
Programs that allow you to share files with other people over the internet. Examples are (LimeWire, Kazaa etc). You may experience connection problems or Network Congestion errors if you are using these programs at the same time as playing our bingo game. Read the FAQ's about connection problems.
A type of network in which two computers can communicate without an intermediary device where a computer can be both a client and a server.
Refers to a network topology where devices communicate directly with each other rather than according to a client server architecture. Resource sharing under Windows95 is an example of peer to peer networking.
Communication between two network devices that have the same status on the network.
One of the simplest network arrangements, involving linking a series of PCs together without the use of a server.
A type of user-to-user network that allows a group of computer users, using the same network program, to directly access files from one another's hard drives. Examples: Napster, Gnutella.
Term for sharing digital files stored on personal computers.
a data communications connection where all parties in the connection have the same capabilities
A network operating system where any device on the main network bus can initiate communication.
A small network of PCs that do not use a central server. Each user can decide what resources on their PC they wish to share.
A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. P2P networks are typically used for connecting nodes via largely ad hoc connections. Such networks are useful for many purposes. Sharing content files containing audio, video, data or anything in digital format is very common, and realtime data, such as telephony traffic, is also passed using P2P technology.
Often abbreviated as P2P, a peer-to-peer network is one where each computer has equivalent capabilities and responsibilities (as opposed to a client-server relationship where the server is dedicated to "serving" the client). The most popular use of this network architecture is file-sharing.
Peer-to-peer is a communication model in which computing devicesâ€”desktops, servers, and other smart devicesâ€”link directly to each other. This can include smart client to smart client, smart client to smart server, and smart server to smart server connections.
Communication between computers in which neither computer has control over the other.
A method of file-sharing over a network in which individual computers are linked via the Internet or a private network. Users download files directly from other users' computers, rather than from a central server.
A program used to share files across the internet, Kazza for example.. The files being shared are frequently copyrighted and their use on company networks often leave the company liable for legal action for copyright violations.
In the networking environment, any device that is on the same functional level as another device.
One-to-one communications between two parties; performed only via the voice end points and does not require any additional entity to negotiate communications.
A democratic arrangement in networking technology where all nodes are created equal. A peer-to-peer relationship has no shared resources on a server. You can have a peer-to-peer relationship between computers in a network that contains servers. Each computer on the node acts as a server and a client.
A type of network in which each computer shares an equal load of network activity. Computers are interdependent, rather than dependent on a central server.
A peer-to-peer network is a network without a designated server. On a peer-to-peer network, each computer can act as a server by storing files for other computers to access. Each computer can also act as a client by accessing files from other computers. Source: TechSoup.org
A type of network where computers are connected together directly, rather than via a server, allowing them to access each other's hard disk etc.
Refers to a network architecture where each computer serves as a terminal and a server.
A small network where each computer has equal status and control. Compare to client-server.
Peer-to-peer is a type of Internet network allowing a group of computer users with the same networking program to connect with each other for the purposes of directly accessing files from one another's hard drives.
Decentralized file sharing, computation, communication, and more.
refers to technology, where in its purest sense allows the masses using the proletariat personal computer to share software applications, files and communications with other personal computer users without going through a centralized server or authority.
A communication system in which each participant (a peer) acts as both a client and a server.
A type of internet network that allows a group of computer users with the same networking computer program to connect with each other and directly access files from one another's hard drives. Sharing copyrighted files in this way is illegal, while P2P is also responsible for the spread of many viruses.
A direct link between any number of objects in a network. Data does not transition a common point within the network. (Also known as mesh connectivity.)
Any network in which all the computers are of equal capacities and capabilities, as opposed to a client-server network, in which one machine is intended to serve the needs of others. File-sharing networks are generally constructed with a peer-to-peer (also known as P2P) architecture.
Internet services that can be offered and accessed by anyone, without requiring a special server.
A network mode used between for two networked computers to communicate and share files directly with each other without a wireless AP.
A type of connection between two computers; both perform computations, store data, and make requests from each other (unlike a client-server connection where one computer makes a request and the other computer responds with information).
A computer network that allows each computer to communicate to each other instead of having to go through a central computer (server).
Computers connected not through a centralized network.
The interaction by which computers and other network devices communicate with each other as equals and on their own initiative (as opposed to a host/terminal environment).
Networking. Network characterised by having no centralised control over access to resources. Computers on such a network may be both clients (using resources) and servers (sharing resources).
Sometimes abbreviated as P2P, this is a method of distributing files over a network where all computers are treated as equals (in contrast to a client/server architecture). Using P2P client software, a client can receive files from another client. Some P2P file distribution systems require a centralized database of available files (such as Napster), while other distribution systems like Gnutella are decentralized.
A simple type of networking that doesn't include a dedicated server (central computer). A PC on a peer-to-peer LAN may simultaneously serve as your workstation and make resources available to other users.
Peer to Peer or P2P for short, in this context refers to the meme of egalitarian networking that is currently emerging throughout society, made possible by internet technologies and a critical look at current authoritarian and centralised social structures.