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What is p2p-fs?
p2p-fs is read-only peer-to-peer file-system. What this means is that
peers can perform all read-only actions on files that are exported by
their peers to them. The peer-to-peer part means that all nodes in the
system are equal, and none has a higher preference/authority than any
other. That apart, there are some other features like redundancy,
fault tolerance and load balancing that come as a part of being a
Why is the typical use case of this file system?
p2p-fs was developed to be used in a LAN, where all systems are
connected to each other, and users want to be able to share files with
each other without having to copy them to their disks; thus saving a
lot of disk space. We have successfully shared over 40GB of data in
our LAN very comfortably. Suppose this 40GB was to be copied by each
client, then even 10 clients would be wasting about 400GB of disk
space. p2p-fs is also able to stream video and audio files
What are the requirements of p2p-fs?
1. The GNU/linux Operating System.
2. The fuse file-system
installed to run.
3. The scons
Where do I download p2p-fs from?
You can also get p2p-fs from CVS from the sourceforge