International Journal of Computer Applications
Peer-To-Peers (P2Ps) are widely used for file sharing purposes. This type of usage provides decentralized solutions over centralized complex architecture. Peer-to-Peer networks are gaining attention from both the scientific perspective as well as the large Internet community. Popular applications utilizing this new technology offer many attractive features to a growing number of users. P2P is an architecture which is all-together a different class of applications that use the concept of distributed resources to perform an important crucial function in a decentralized manner. The popularity and bandwidth consumption attributed to current Peer-To-Peer file-sharing applications makes the operation of these distributed systems very important for the Internet community.