Peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture is a distributed system characterized by decentralization of the network, where each node can perform both server and client.

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Is there any P2P private file storage? [closed]

I would like to upload my private encrypted files to the cloud. However I don't want to rely on a company to do this, such as Dropbox. If I share it on a P2P network (such as using torrents) nobody ...
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Block p2p downloading in my office?

I work in an education office in a third world country. We pay for internet by the megabyte (no other choice) and have lately been using an incredible amount of bandwidth. This is because the office ...
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How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent. Bell ...
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BitTorrent Myth

In BitTorent Statistics there is a field "Total Ratio" that is the ratio between total downloads and uploads. i have heard that this ratio affects BitTorrent'ss performance. If the ratio is better ...
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Increasing download speed for torrents?

Can you please list out any torrent client configuration to get max out of available net speed?
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Block P2P traffic on a Linksys router WRT54G with Tomato firmware

I'm running a small wireless network (6 to 10 users) on a Linksys WRT54G with Tomato firmware sharing an Internet connection. I don't want the users to download files with BitTorrent (mainly used) and ...
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How can I connect directly to a peer using a DSL modem?

I was wondering if it's possible to connect to a friend using a DSL modem. I know that with voice-band modems, you can dial numbers and have a peer's computer answer the call and communicate with ...
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How do I optimize my download speed with aMule?

I have several questions regarding aMule (which also could apply to eMule). How do I optimize my download speed? I do not understand exactly how it all works. If I am uploading data, will my ...
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How do I use tshark to extract bittorrent piece data to a file for post processing/reporting

Wireshark does a good job of extracting bittorrent PIECE messages sent to specific peers from other peers using a filter like the following e.g.: bittorrent.piece.data and ip.dst_host == ...
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Is there any P2P web server?

Freenet is a P2P storage and also allows to serve web content. But those are just static files. Is there any P2P web server that runs some web applications server side code? Perhaps one similar to ...
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Obtaining IP information from Trackers

I undertand the basics of torrents and file sharing over distributed networks. A torrent file contains two important pieces of information; the torrent tracker address and the hash key. The address ...
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Resumable download setup across computers connected via the internet?

Like the question says, I want a solution to download large files across computers on the net, and I want to do it across multiple sessions so the download should be resumable. The host computer runs ...
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Peer-to-peer video chat application?

I use Skype to video chat with my parents, but Skype video quality is very poor on my network. However, connecting directly to the other person's webcam works great. I am looking for a P2P video chat ...
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bittorrent upload with closed ports

I just downloaded a linux image using bittorrent. Although the port seems to be closed I noticed that my client was also uploading. As far as I know UPNP and NAT-PMP are disabled in my current ...
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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
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Is a torrent tracker actually required if things like DHT exist?

Why should I still be using torrent trackers to distribute files via BitTorrent if DHT exists? I'm wanting to build a small website where I can distribute torrents containing non-copyrighted media ...
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Torrent tracker site on my PC [closed]

I really need to create a torrent tracker site today and its really damn important to me. I've been lurking here for some time and you guys are really great. I would love someone to hold my hand and ...
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Does there exist an open source p2p offsite backup system? [closed]

It occurred to me last night that I want to do offsite backups of my personal data, and would be willing to donate hard drive space to the cause. So I was thinking I'd write a p2p system where anybody ...
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Is there a userspace bandwith limit tool for Linux?

I want to limit the upload bandwidth of a P2P live video program, which is closed source, in Linux. I don't want to use tc because I don't have root access. There is a tool called trickle, but ...
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I am using a P2P website, why is there data being uploaded?

I am using a website that works by installing a P2P plugin and it works only on ie. It is a video streaming website. The media player shows Upload: x KBps Download: y kBps The value of y keeps ...
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Can I see what strangers are using my freenet for

I understand that Freenet achieves plausible deniability by using nodes to pass on data to other nodes even if they have no connection to the file being transferred. My question is, if I am running ...
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Easy-to-use program for directly transfering big files to an IP-address

I saw this xkcd comic and was horrified that he is actually right: xkcd comic So, is there an EASY program to share files directly over IP? In the spirit of: open it it displays your current IP ...
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What is well-known port number of P2P applications?

I have some trace files (truncated tcpdump file) contains traffic of a network. I want to separate packets of P2P applications such as BitTorrent,Skype,etc. Does any one have a list of well-known ...
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What is the difference between Ad-Hoc and Mesh Network? (also with p2p)

According to the Cisco support forums, Ad-Hoc means peer-to-peer while mesh means bridge-to-bridge or router-to-router, meaning in a mesh every node has the capability to route. So would mesh ...
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Right p2p software for a private network

I need to share files among a group of friend. I like to use a p2p software to avoide the hassle to upload every file to share on a ftp server. I tried several sw, but they all seem too difficult to ...
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Different download paths for different labels in uTorrent

I've been using Transmission for a pretty long time, and there was good feature which allowed me to put torrents with different labels into different folders. For ex. torrents with label music would ...
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Is there a way to limit Spotify's upstream P2P traffic?

As indicated here, Spotify slyly uses my bandwidth to provide other users with the service. Is there a way to limit the upstream traffic from Spotify so that my non-unlimited bandwidth is conserved? ...
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How can I use a torrent to copy large files across a flakey network connection

I'm migrating some huge virtual machine files from developer laptops onto a central virtual host, but the connection between our office and the data centre is somewhat unreliable. It looks like a ...
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Cubby will not DirectSync between two computers

I have a folder on my work computer (Windows 7 64 bit) containing ~250MB. It was previously on my SkyDrive so I could access it at home, until I decided yesterday to use the DirectSync feature of ...
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NAT and P2P router crash

So..i had this argument with my networks teacher. He said that some people complains about router crashes due to many entrys on NAT tables on a router. I didnt understand and i asked: "If the ...
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Would using P2P like software damage my SSD?

I have heard some nasty comments about the constant use of P2P like software would seriously damage the normal hard drive, would it have the same level of negative effect on SSD? Thanks.
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throttling my own bittorrent traffic the hard way

I need to throttle in an almost binary way my bittorrent traffic. I have seen some posts on the subject on how to deal with nasty users - the answers are more targeted at how to make their life ...
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Is there any way to serve http from behind a typical home NAT/router (from inside a LAN)

I seem to remember reading that something in IPv6 could help with this. I thought I would ask here to see if per-to-peer http could be a possibility these days. I am familiar with hole-punching, but I ...
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Sync a folder between several computers [closed]

I need to synchronize folders in a team of several people. syncs should be automatically or the people will forget about syncing. subgroups should be possible so that some folders are shared with ...
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How p2p protocol routes over networks [closed]

I want to know how p2p protocol routes over networks.(for example in torrent) In the client-server architecture we have a valid ip address for server,but in the p2p we do not have that .when we have ...
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How to bypass port blocking for p2p network? [closed]

I noticed that my school is now blocking all the ports to prevent p2p network such as torrent downloading. Of course it is against school's policy to bypass it. However I am curious if there is method ...
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Can my provider detect p2p traffic if I use OpenVPN [duplicate]

Sorry, may be this question is stupid, but I need to know this. Can my provider detect p2p traffic if I use OpenVPN or some other VPN protocols?
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Chrome Magnet Links Won't Launch (Windows 7)

Up until today, I had Chrome setup to handle magnet links just fine. I'd click on the magnet link, a little popup would ask me if I want to launch the magnet application or do nothing, then the ...
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Transfer lots of files via P2P?

I need to transfer about 10Gb of files (really small ones) between my two remote computers. I`ve tried creating a torrent and using soulseek with no luck or crazy slow transfers (ports seem to be ...
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Can this be called a P2P connection?

There are two clients and interact with a server. At some point the server sends the clients information about each other in order to make a connection. The two clients make a socket connection to ...
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Accessing the Internet from two laptops with data card in one of the machines

How do I set up Internet access between two laptops where the network card is in one of the computers? I have two laptops - one running Windows XP and other running Vista. Both have a wifi card. I ...
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Point to Point remoting application

I have been using TeamViewer to connect to my home PC, its rather slow. I would like an application that could connect to my computer directly via the internet, but without a server in between. In ...
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How ADSL connections work through router

I have a ADSL broadband DHCP connection. I am using D-Link GLB-802C ADSL router. Now I want to know what actually happens when I access internet through browser or any other program. I know all http ...
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Can admin monitor the chat in P2P?

I installed LAN messenger in my office machine from here. Can my network admin monitor the private chat or file transfer activities between me and my colleague? If the admin can in fact monitor the ...
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Can gnunet-0.8.1 (2 yrs old) be used and useful?

I've configured and started gnunet-0.8.1-alt1.M51.1 service on my system (the reason I use a more than 2 years old version is that the system is an old installation of ALTLinux 5.1, and I wanted to ...
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Watch a partial WMV - partially downloaded in emule?

How can I watch a partial WMV, partially downloaded in eMule? I know it can be done for MPGs.
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unable to access jarfile alliance.tmp

I've just installed the p2p software Alliance. Whenever I'm trying to open Alliance a "Java Virtual Machine Launcher" window pops up with this error message: "unable to access jarfile alliance.tmp". ...
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Vuze default meta search template missing or broken?

Old versions of Vuze have worked on this computer, on this network, fine, up to just the other day -- until a clean install of Linux. Vuze 5.2.0.0 has a good connection: Pausing downloads before ...
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How do p2p nodes connect over Internet

I have always been curious about how do, say two computers, connect over the Internet. For example, using the IP address from whatismyip service, I can only see the config page of my router, but pure ...
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Can peers in P2P locate each other without a tracker?

I am fascinated to p2p technology. I am new to it and willing to learn more about it. Lots of technologies are built on top of it such as torrents, Diaspora. My question is, Can peers in p2p locate ...