Computer Science: An Overview: Global Edition (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1292061162
ISBN 13: 978-1-29206-116-0

Chapter 4 - Networking and the Internet - Chapter Review Problems - Page 211: 11


There are many differences between the Client-Server model and the P2P Model. These include:

Work Step by Step

In the Client-Server model, a centralized server is used to store the data because the system is centralized. However, in a P2P model, there is much more connectivity and each peer (i.e. node in the network) has its own data. Also, in the client-server model, there is a clear distinction between the client and server and they have different roles. However, in a P2P model, a client can act as a server and vice-versa.
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