Core Concepts in Peer-to-Peer Networking

Core Concepts in Peer-to-Peer Networking

Detlef Schoder (University of Cologne, Germany), Kai Fischbach (University of Cologne, Germany) and Christian Schmitt (University of Cologne, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch001


This chapter reviews core concepts of peer-to-peer (P2P) networking. It highlights the management of resources, such as bandwidth, storage, information, files, and processor cycles based on P2P networks. A model differentiating P2P infrastructures, P2P applications, and P2P communities is introduced. This model provides a better understanding of the different perspectives of P2P. Key technical and social challenges that still limit the potential of information systems based on P2P architectures are discussed.

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