International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology(IJPTT)
Peer-to-peer overlay networks are widely used in distributed systems. P2P networks can be divided into two categories: structured peer-to-peer networks in which peers are connected by a regular topology, and unstructured peer-to-peer networks in which the topology is arbitrary. This paper is to design a hybrid peer-to-peer system for distributed data sharing which combines the advantages of both types of peer-to-peer networks and minimizes their disadvantages. Consistency maintenance is propagating the updates from a primary file to its replica.