RFC 5694

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Architecture: Definition, Taxonomies, Examples, and Applicability, November 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5694.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
G. Camarillo, Ed.
IAB
Stream:
IAB

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5694

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Abstract

In this document, we provide a survey of P2P (Peer-to-Peer) systems. The survey includes a definition and several taxonomies of P2P systems. This survey also includes a description of which types of applications can be built with P2P technologies and examples of P2P applications that are currently in use on the Internet. Finally, we discuss architectural trade-offs and provide guidelines for deciding whether or not a P2P architecture would be suitable to meet the requirements of a given application. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


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