Date Added: Dec 2011
In recent times peer-to-peer networking has gained popularity since users can share files without having to communicate with a dedicated server. Peer-to-peer network have a scalable and fault-tolerant system that can locate nodes on a network with no need to maintain routing state having a lot of information. As the bandwidth of internet connection has increased as well as the low cost, it has resulted in increase use of peer-to-peer networks. Peer-to-Peer networks have the ability to deliver contents and services to other users easily. In this paper, the authors discuss about the various architecture of peer-to-peer networks.