peer-to-peer network

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peer-to-peer network

 (pîr′tə-pîr′)
n.
A computer network in which every computer acts as both a client and server, allowing every computer to exchange data and services with every other computer in the network.
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In [7], the authors evaluated the performance of Gnutella using various flat underlying reactive and proactive routing protocols.
(8) "Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled network like Napster," Satoshi wrote, "but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own." Ibid.
One could also pick from any of a number of other P2P services such as Gnutella, Kazaa, Scour, Grokster, etc.
In unstructured P2P networks, such as Gnutella, the most common mechanism is flooding.
An example of such a network is Gnutella which has no central server but clusters its nodes around so-called "supernodes".
Napster was quickly followed by other platforms such as Gnutella, Grokster, Kazaa, and BitTorrent, as well as "pirate" resources such as The Pirate Bay and the dark web.
In this research work, we used a well know ad hoc routing protocol Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) under a peer-to-peer network protocol Gnutella. A cross layer optimization has been made for these protocols to increase the energy efficiency.
A famous example is Gnutella, a program with a Nutella-sounding name in honor of the passion for the product used to exchange files.
claimed that nearly 70% of Gnutella users share no files [10].
Investigation shows that: a measurement study of the Gnutella file sharing network [1] found that approximately 70% of peers provided no files and that approximately 37% of the total files are provided by the top 1% of the peers.
He answered his own question by developing a new p2p network called Gnutella in 2000.