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File Sharing

File sharing means, users can download their desired files from internet or any other network. Normally the file sharing system use the p2p (Peer to Peer) system, in this system, files and data is stored in a server and can be download by other users. File sharing programs are installed on the system, in order to complete the process of sharing. In this model people can also share their files while others can download these files. In P2P network file sharing system you can only download files and can not upload files. But in some cases systems are also granted permission of uploading the files. File sharing is data protection solution of your important data, through this you can also keep online backup of your data.
 
 File transfer is one of the major uses of internet. It may be through e-mail or FTP. FTP is a normally used a method for sharing the files as it saves a lot of time. Through this you can easily download or upload files in minimum time. The file sharing system is most commonly used for the popularity of MP3 files. Such files are small in size and can easily be uploaded on web sites. Now days a large number of software are available which can be used for file sharing on different networks. These software are also operating system dependent as different networks and operating systems are working on different structures. Online data backup service is a great feature of file sharing; you can take the backup of your data online in order to make it secure. File sharing system can be used to take back up and for data recovery as well.
 
 Classifications Of Peer-To-Peer Network
 A peer to peer file sharing network can be classified into couple types. Some of the them are discussed below.
 
 Centralized P2P Network
 In this p2p file sharing, user send a request to the central computer or server on which that specific file is located, that may be music or document file. The server or computer search this file and get back to the computer with the data, or send the list of peers, which have similar type of data, after establishment of connection for downloading data. Free file sharing is also offered by some peer to peer file sharing companies.
 
 Anonymous P2P Applications
  In this file sharing type, the anonymity features are provided in peer to peer network. R-Share, Free net, I2P, GNU net are examples of anonymous peer to peer network, Friend-to-friend networks are used for already familiar users, who can connect to your system. After this the request is forwarded to the friends nodes.
 
 Web Based File Sharing
 Web based file sharing system is alternative of peer-to-peer file sharing system. In this system hosting service provides you the space. Mostly the users upload the file link on different forums or site, or share their file by using the e-mail services. Web based file sharing is providing online data backup services.

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