A peer-to-peer system does not have a dedicated server. Every
user may share folders on his or her hard disk and also share
peripherals such as printers and fax modems.
Every client may talk to every other client.
Putting a fast and well-equipped server to work increases your productivity, enables smart backup and archiving, and vastly improves the security of your data.
| For small organizations and home users
a peer to peer network may be appropriate.
- Equipment and software costs are much lower
- Installation and management is simple compared with server-based
- Peer-to-peer systems typically use machines of a lower
specification than dedicated servers.
- Peer-to-peer networks are difficult to manage because
they are based on the concept that each user is responsible
for his or her machine.
For example, it is possible that one user might switch off
his or her machine while another is using resources on that
- Lack of security - the security relies on each user controlling
access to the resources on their own PC. If security is
an issue, these systems should not be used.
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best for your business.