Category Archive for: Peer-to-Peer Networking

Microsoft Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking

The Microsoft Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking platform is Microsoft’s implementation of P2P technology. It is part of Windows XPSP2 and Windows Vista, and is also available as an add-on for Windows XPSPI. It includes two technologies that you can use when creating .NET P2P applications: The Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP), which is used to publish and resolve…

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Peer-to-Peer Networking Overview

Peer-to-peer networking is an alternative approach to network communication. In order to understand how P2P differs from the “standard” approach to network communication it is necessary to take a step backward and look at client-server communications. Client-server communications are ubiquitous in networked applications today. Client-Server Architecture Traditionally, you interact with applications over a network (including the Internet) using…

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Peer-to-Peer Networking

Peer-to-peer networking, often referred to as P2p, is perhaps one of the most useful and yet misunderstood technologies to emerge in recent years. When people think of P2P they usually think of one thing: sharing music files, often illegally. This is because file-sharing applications such as BitTorrent have risen in popularity at a staggering rate, and these applications…

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