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File sharing

The breakthrough application for peer to peer, as defined by Napster. Users at the edges of a network use P2P file sharing software to make files available to one user also available to the other in a manner controlled by the user consuming the file. Allows files to be pulled by the consumer directly from the provider, without a coordinating central server and without the provider having to push the files via email or some other sending activity.

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