Skype outage raises P2P fears

Posted by New Scientist

The two-day outage of one of the world's largest peer-to-peer (P2P) internet services has raised concerns about the technology's robustness. P2P networks are touted as the future of internet distribution for video and TV, since the high bandwidth that would normally be provided by central servers is instead shared between individual network members, removing the problem of data bottlenecks.

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