Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is one of the best ways to quickly share files across a network to large groups of people. Instead of downloading a file from one server or a group of servers, this method allows for each downloader to act like an uploader as well, making the file sharing much more efficient.
Although P2P sharing is often discouraged by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), it has a number of perfectly legitimate uses. P2P services are great for public distribution of free-access data such as open-source software, public domain videos, scientific data and even large government data sets. They are also used privately for sharing large chunks of corporate data internally or syncing files among multiple devices.
Regardless of the purpose of use, it’s always important to take safety measures into account while sharing files. NordVPN service encrypts and funnels all user’s Internet traffic through a remote VPN server, hiding the user’s IP address in the process, thus providing both security and anonymity.
Many internet service and VPN providers try to discourage users from P2P sharing. A common method to do so is bandwidth throttling, where the Internet service is intentionally slowed down for P2P users. NordVPN does not engage in throttling and instead provides hundreds of specialized servers optimized for P2P activities. For the full selection, check the Servers List.
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