There could be lots of info, and one of them could be http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc297274.aspx. Please see the "What Is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Computing" section on the link.
hi i just wanted post you this information to help you with the networks. client to client is better network :-)
Peer to Peer Network
Client Server Network
Allows two or PCs to pool their resources together.
Centralized - Resources and data security are controlled through the server.
Can be built with both 10BaseT cabling and a hub or with a thin coax backbone.
Network access speeds are usually faster than those found on peer-to-peer networks.
Drives can be easily shared between peer-to-peer PCs.
Interoperability - All components (client/network/server) work together.
Applications only need to be installed on one computer.
Flexibility - New technology can be easily integrated into system.
Reduced cost (the costs involved in such a network are hardware, cabling and maintenance.
It’s more secure because if a client wants to communicate with another client he/she has to message to he/she and then it will first sent to the file server, where it is then routed to its destination.
Well tested simplicity.
Scalability - Any or all elements can be replaced individually as needs increase.
Setup - An operating system (such as Windows XP) already in place may only need to be reconfigured for peer-to-peer operations.
Accessibility - Server can be accessed remotely and across multiple platforms.
Less initial expense - No need for a dedicated server.
Peer-to-peer is, by far the easiest type of network to build for either home or office use.
Each computer can make backup copies of its data to other computers for security.
Network is fast and inexpensive to setup and maintain.
Lack of security - They are less secure than client-server networks, especially so because the files have to shared and no password is required.
Can cause network congestion by adding more users
No computer in the network is reliable
Higher than anticipated costs
This system is not centralized, making administration difficult.
Maintenance - Large networks will require a staff to ensure efficient operation
It is more time consuming to maintain the software on individual computers
Dependence - When server goes down, operations will cease across the network
Peer-to-peer networks are designed for a small number of users. Network speed and performance starts to deteriorate usually after more than 10 computers are on the network. This makes it difficult to grow the network when the need to add more computers on the network becomes unavoidable.
Lack of scalability - network operating systems (e.g... Novell Netware, Windows NT Server) are not very scalable.
Possibility of not discovering all peers
What is the reference for this information?? I am doing a paper and I used this same information and need to find the reference for it. . .
- Proposed as answer by brad holton raleigh Saturday, February 05, 2011 10:38 PM