Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-Peer, or P2P, has come to describe the resource-intensive, often risky practice of Internet users sharing files with each other through a common piece of networking software, such as Limewire. Technically, peer-to-peer describes a connection between two systems that have equal rights to initiate transactions. Some companies use peer-to-peer networking for file-sharing inside their firewall. However, most enterprises forbid P2P sharing outside the network due to security and bandwidth concerns.


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