To Peer, often referred to as P2P, allows computers
to communicate directly with one another rather
than through a central server. To
the right is a depiction of computers connected
to each other via P2P over the internet. To
accomplish this type of connection special
P2P software is required.
are many P2P programs available. Not all are
safe. The free P2P, file sharing programs,
like those used to illegally share copyright
material like music often have risks. However,
more professional programs like those you lease
on a monthly basis such as conferencing software
have more secure protocols in place. Audio
Video Conference uses the strictest
To Peer conferencing is possible because each
participant contributes their own bandwidth
thereby not having to access a central server.
P2P conferencing, providing your own bandwidth,
is what reduces the higher cost associated
with web conferencing via a central server.
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