What Is Peer-to-Peer Network (P2P)?

December 12, 2022

A peer-to-peer (P2P) network is a computer network architecture where all participants, called peers, have equal data processing permissions and responsibilities.

Compared to a client-server network, where roles are clearly defined, peers take on both client- and server-related duties. That way, the workload typically assigned to a server is equally distributed and delegated to peers instead.

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