A peer to peer (P2P) network is directly connected to each other, without an intermediary. Every computer in the network can share resources or information directly with the other computers in the network. Also, every computer in the network is given equal responsibility. No computer is responsible for performing the majority of the communication work.
Peer to peer networking differs greatly from a normal client server network. There is no server to oversee the communication work. Each computer is responsible for overseeing the network.
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- Peer-to-peer – Wikipedia
- What’s a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network? | Computerworld
- Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Service Definition | Investopedia