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by viper one / October 5, 2010 5:17 PM PDT

Good morning everybody,
Does that need to install a function server on a computer for using it for peer to peer connection ?
Thanks everybody.

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Re: P2P
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 5:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Peer to Peer.

What do you mean with "function server"?
What do you want to do with your P2P connection?


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P to P
by viper one / October 5, 2010 5:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: P2P

Good morning Kees,
Function server : to transform my computer in server.
I only want to know how to do to communicate between two computers with P2P.
Thank you.

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Communicate with P2P program
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 5:53 PM PDT
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You need to use the same program as the peer computer, or you can't communicate. It's like any language: if one talks English and the other Chinese, they won't understand each other.

But in P2P you don't talk about clients and servers. The peers are equal; that's what 'peer' means. So you don't need a server.

The usual usage of P2P is to download copyrighted material like movies and mp3's. Using P2P, however, means that you're not only downloading, but uploading also. You send stuff you downloaded to other peers. And that's illegal. So better not do it.


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What's programs ?
by viper one / October 6, 2010 8:10 PM PDT

Good morning Kees,
You write " to use the same program as the peer computer ". The program is : Windows ( 7, Vista, XP ), or Mac OS X ( Snow Leopard or other ) or Linux distribution ? Or you talk of other programs ?
I don't know the difference between " downloading " and " uploading ".
I don't want to send illegally works of art.
Thanks Kees.

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Re: programs
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 6, 2010 8:45 PM PDT
In reply to: What's programs ?
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Thank you.
by viper one / October 10, 2010 7:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: programs

Thank you very much, Kees, you've answered my questions.
Good week.

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