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Peer-To-Peer Network


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peer-to-peer network
a group of computer that share responsibilities and resources equally without a server
Cheaper
No server is needed so all the computers can be the same. Less set up and maintenance costs
Shared Responsibility
No network manager is needed as all users have the same responsibilities
Quick Set Up
They are the simplest computer networks and can be set up by anyone
No Server
There is no server so you don't need to worry about it breaking
No Backups
Backups cannot be made centrally meaning users need to back up their own data
Knowledge
A blend of previous experience, insight, and data that forms organizational memory
Poor Security
Security risks as all files are shared
Smaller
Only really works with networks with 15 computers or less