P2P Network

Taxonomy

P2P stands for peer to peer, and networks are groups of interconnected things. A peer to peer network is a decentralized network where people connect directly with one another without going through a central service. For example, the Internet is a P2P network because it allows computers to connect directly with one another so long as they are packaging their data using the rules of the Internet Protocol. Facebook on the other hand is not a peer to peer network because in order to connect with peers on Facebook, Facebook’s servers must be up and running and Facebook the company must give its users permission to use the service.