Anonymous Peer-to-Peer Systems

Anonymous Peer-to-Peer Systems

Wenbing Zhao (Cleveland State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch004


A peer-to-peer (P2P) system refers to a distributed system in which the role played by each member is roughly equivalent, that is, a member both consumes and provides services to other members. Therefore, a member in such a system is often referred to as a peer. The primary design goal of P2P systems is to facilitate sharing of resources, including files, processing power, and network bandwidth.

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