Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

If you frequently use the internet, then you must have read the word Torrent. You may have seen the option to download files via torrent from a site. Torrent is a file extension for the BitTorrent software file format. So what is BitTorrent? BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol. Its main advantage is the fact that you not only download the file from the first person who owned the file, but also from other people who downloaded the file.

BitTorrent is generally used to transfer large files. Because there is no single server, the load is distributed evenly. When we download files the traditional way, our computer is connected to the web server and downloads the data from that server. Every computer that wants to download the file needs to be connected directly to that server. While the BitTorrent protocol is a peer-to-peer protocol. Initially, the downloader will be connected to the server. But after that, the data transfer process (download and upload) no longer comes from the server but is shared equally among the downloaders.

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