In small businesses and homes, many computers act as a server or a client on the network. This type of network is called a peer-to-peer network.
Peer-To-Peer Network is also called as P2P Network.
In Peer-to-Peer Network there is no Dedicated server, any one can become a server or a client. Also A client can become a Server and a Server can become a client.
These devices can share there files each other without the help of a dedicated or Central Server.
As a real time example for this Peer-to-Peer Network, Consider a Multiplayer Game. We will connect two PCs. One PC will consider as Server Machine and Another as Client. Server PC will create the Team and Client PC will join to that Team.
Advantages of Peer to Peer Network
- Easy to setup
- Lower Cost
- Less Complexity
- Can be used for simple Task
Disadvantages of Peer to Peer Network
- No Centralized administration
- Not Scalable
- Not Secure
- Slow Performance
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