Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

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Characteristics of a P2P Network - About

History of P2P Networks

• Originally, most distributed applications were

P2P

• Client/Server computing became more popular

in the late 1980ies

• Early P2P applications: SMTP, Usenet News

• Popular developments before filesharing: IRC

and instant messaging

© C. Endres / W. Wahlster 2005

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