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IT 465: Peer-to-Peer Systems and Overlay Networks

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems and overlay networks have become popular over the years because they are a cost-effective and scalable content sharing solution. Fundamentals of P2P systems and overlay networks are introduced to validate it as a better option than the traditional client server architecture. Students learn the classifications of P2P systems and architectures; overlay network categories, and their benefits and disadvantages.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


IT 341 and (IT 106 or IT 196).