Date Added: Jun 2012
Peer-To-Peer or Person-To-Person (P2P) networks has emerged as a popular alternative to traditional client-server architectures for the distribution of information goods. Many new networks are being established and thousands of users are part of such P2P networks. The P2P layer must be well aware about the wireless network to minimize the traffic and to cope with frequent route breaks. Additionally the network layer needs knowledge about the Peer-to-Peer application, in order to establish routes only to appropriate communication partners. With this definition a comparative study on currently existing networking concepts in the Internet either as Pure P2P, or Hybrid P2P or Mixed P2P or Client/Server architecture are done in this paper.