P2P can be a confusing subject, so I’m going to attempt to explain it simply. P2P downloading or Peer to Peer as it is known, is a method of downloading a file or collection of files (movies, music, programs, operating systems etc) from other downloaders known as peers, seeders and leechers rather than one website or server. This can be beneficial in many ways to different people. The websites/servers benefit by not having to distribute the files to hundreds or even thousands of downloaders and the downloaders can benefit by achieving fantastic download speeds.
Have just managed to get to grips with ssh! (openssh-server & openssh-client) Now from my point of view I’m planning to set up a Ubuntu Desktop (Linux Mint) with SSH so we can VNC/FTP to it over the internet safely.
SSH allows you to set up a safe tunnel between two computers then pump pretty much anything you wan though it, whether that be files or services such as VNC. To use SSH you need a SSH Server on the computer you would like to connect to (im my case the ubuntu) and a SSH client on the computer you wish to connect from; iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac, Linux etc.
Next, how to install and use SSH.
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