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This paper considers the network topology of peer-to-peer downloading and traditional client-server downloading and then discusses the differences between these two downloading modes. The pros and cons of each are validated by comparing peer-to-peer downloading against the traditional client-server downloading especially in terms of security, load, mode of transfer and cost.
From the Paper:"In recalling certain network basics, peer-to-peer networks allow sharing of data and information amongst users. Fundamental applications of which may involve file, printer or fax sharing wherein multiple users "share" the same resources via direct connection. It is easy to deploy peer-to-peer networks especially if like or similar users are grouped into "workgroups" thus easily defining the boundary of resource usage. On the other hand, client-server networks - as the term denotes, are connections wherein data and information are stored in servers or a server and "computer" clients connect to these servers to access data and information. Clients in the client server environment could be computer users, printers, faxes, etc. and use of or use by need to go through the server."
Sample of Sources Used:
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