P2P technology is an efficient
form of information transfer, has the potential to greatly reduce the
costs associated with server-based distribution systems, and can support
a variety of business models
P2P technology has the potential to change the way
information is transferred on the internet. Music is not the only data
type that P2P can be used to share. Large organizations such as the Human
Genome Project that are interested in sharing information among specific
communities of interest have shown interest in the technology.
Furthermore P2P or gdistributedh computing also has tremendous potential
for sharing resources. This resource is raw computing power, and with
distributed or P2P computing, information and transaction costs can be
What is P2P
P2P stands for peer to peer, which means there
is a same-level relationship with another user...
In the early days of the internet, the most popular
file sharing was the (anonymous) file transfer protocol...
Problems and Issues
To put it bluntly, copyright infringement is
a major problem with this technology...
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