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P2P (Peer-to-Peer Communications)
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P2P is an acronym that refers to peer-to-peer communications as made popular by user-to-user file-sharing systems such as Napster. Traditionally, peer to peer referred to network connections in which either system involved in the connection could be a client or a server. More recently, acronyms such as P2P and B2B (business to business) have become popular as electronic commerce and Web technologies have expanded. See "Peer-to-Peer Communications."
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