Peer to Peer (P2P)

Peer to peer or P2P is defined as a connection between two or more computers that allows them to directly share information, files, or other data.

The word peer itself just means someone who is equal to another. Peers might share the same history, skills, power, etc.

In a peer to peer network, there are no privileged peers with special rights or advantages. Every peer has the same rights and they all share the workload.