Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

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Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

Characteristics of a P2P Network: Ad-Hoc Connectivity

• In a P2P network, some peers are available all

of the time, some are available most of the

time, and some are not available.

• An application in a P2P network needs to be

aware of the ad-hoc nature of the network and

be able to handle joining and withdrawing

peers.

• Withdrawing peers are not necessarily able to

sign off from the network.

• This is exceptional in traditional distributed

systems and normal in P2P.

© C. Endres / W. Wahlster 2005

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