Networking among computers is no longer a tool only for businesses. File sharing or peer-to-peer networking which eliminates the need for a central server has found its way into individual homes. By using a file sharing protocol called BitTorrent, you can establish a network and share files or music without being hooked up to a central server.
The most popular file sharing protocol today for peer-to-peer networking is BitTorrent. Bit Torrent is an open source protocol which is free of charge, which means that any user can download it. This file sharing protocol helps you to establish a network between computers all over the world. BitTorrent is convenient and effective. It gives the client all the information that it needs to connect to other files sharers which have pieces of the file, in order to download them and put them together. The website On the website Tech-faq.com (bittorrent), there is a wealth of information for those interested in establishing a peer-to-peer network by using the BitTorrent file sharing protocol. The most important thing to remember when using any file sharing protocol, is that all of the computers are able to function as master/or slave in the local area network. Former versions of the file sharing protocol There are older versions of file sharing protocol such as, Ares, Blubster, Freenet etc. However, BitTorrent is the most well known and currently sets the standards.