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    What does ‘peer to peer’ (or P2P) mean?

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    • Peer to peer is a way of sharing files with other people. Mostly music, video and games. Instead of downloading things from a website, you can download and share files by connecting directly to other people’s computers. If you’ve heard people talking about BitTorrent, Gnutella or KaZaA, they’re all examples of peer to peer.

       

      If you use peer to peer, make sure you don’t download or share anything that’s copyright protected or illegal. And try to do it at non-peak times like late night, for faster speeds.

       

      Newsgroups

       

      They're basically discussion groups about a particular topic. They're not news sites like BBC News or Sky News.

       

      These are some of the popular newsgroup services:

       

      NNTP 
      NNTPS 
      TAC_News 
      Audio_News 
      NTalk 
      NetNews 
      NAS 
      DDI 
      Giganews


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