Glossary of Bit Torrent Terms - Common BitTorrent Terms - P2p


Stands for "peer to peer", which is the technology used for file sharing among computer users over the internet. In a p2p network, each node (or computer on the network) acts as both a client and a server. In other words, each computer is capable of both responding to requests for data and requesting data itself.

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P2P, P-2-P, P2p and P-to-P may refer to

  • Peer-to-peer (disambiguation)
    • Peer-to-peer, a computing or networking distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads among peers
    • Social peer-to-peer processes, not restricted to technology, but covers every social process with a peer-to-peer dynamic, whether these peers are humans or computers
  • Person-to-person (disambiguation)
  • Point-to-point (disambiguation)
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola of Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
  • Pay to play in gaming, politics, and music
  • Purchase-to-pay, relating to the business process of purchasing
  • Phenyl-2-propanone, a chemical substance used in organic chemistry; see Phenylacetone
  • Pier to Pub, the largest open water swimming race in the world, held annually in Lorne, Australia
  • People to People Student Ambassador Program, a cultural and educational travel program for students
  • Permission to pollute, the subject of emissions trading
  • Procure-to-pay, a business process in procurement