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Peer-to-peer under the hood

David Göthberg
Chaos Communication Congress 22th (22C3) 2005
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About p2p-algorithms for fully distributed, totally serverless, fully scalable peer-to-peer systems. Not about specific p2p-softwares. This will only be a very brief overview of p2p-algorithms. This talk is about p2p-algorithms for fully distributed, totally serverless, fully scalable, globally searchable, robust, efficient peer-to-peer systems. These algorithms make it possible to make millions or even billions of computers work together in an organised manner without any central servers, without any computer being a boss over the others. We can now make applications such as filesharing, chat, instant messaging, Internet telephoning, radio and TV (sent from a single home user computer to a billion nodes), distributed calculation systems and many more applications. Since this talk is rather short we will not talk about specific p2p-softwares, encryption, stealth or anonymity. But we will mention some never before published stuff. The talk will be held by David Göthberg who has researched p2p-algorithms since 1997 and full time since the year 2000. Before that he used to work with Internet communication and computer security in embedded systems. (Internet in cars and other machinery.) David has now finished his research and is now working on building a p2p-programming library. So that other programmers can build advanced p2p applications easily, without having to spend years on research first. David's p2p-programming library will be available free of charge for anyone making free software. If you want more information from David before or after the congress take a look at www.pjort.com/projects/ or chat with "Mole2" in the channel #p2p-hackers on the IRC-network irc.freenode.net.

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