Towards P2P Information Systems

  • Magnus Kolweyh
  • Ulrike Lechner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3908)


P2P systems draw large communities of users and create most of the Internet traffic. Two typical P2P myths are (1) that P2P is about sharing of audio and video content and (2) that P2P networks are only about sharing files between anonymous users. We present the results of an empirical study in the P2P network Direct Connect. We find that P2P networks are places to share all kind of data. We also find that there is a significant amount of communication going on in P2P networks.


Business Model Content Type Anonymous User Video Type Private Message 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Kolweyh
    • 1
  • Ulrike Lechner
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich für Mathematik und InformatikUniversität BremenGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Informatik, Institut für Angewandte Systemwissenschaften und WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenGermany

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