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How does it work and what are the benefits of P2P?

How does it work and what are the benefits of P2P?

P2P is the short form of Peer to Peer, a network of computers to exchange files in which there are fixed server or client.

P2P technology is used in many fields that offer media sharing or file through Intenet without the need to subscribe DDNS services, or to program the mapping of ports on the router.

Skype, one of the most famous video communications software, uses P2P technology to provide VOIP solution. Because there is no server to allow the storage or distribution of files, P2P terminals can communicate with each other and share files without using a server.

Because of network constraints, IP cameras were limited in the network transmission LAN and old technologies did not allow the IP cameras to be accessed via the Internet. To solve this problem, the computer you are armed with new technologies such as Dynamic DNS (DDNS), SIP protocols, and more.

The DDNS enable users to access IP cameras using a dynamic IP address, but if we use traditional technologies (RTSP / RTP) can not transmit the video stream on the internet (WAN), so we need to use P2P technology.

The traditional IP cameras require the user to set up the network for the correct use of the cameras, also for remote control, the user will have to do with doors and DDNS settings. P2P technology allows the IP camera to penetrate the network firewall and automatically obtain the IP address the same, which means removing the network settings and delete the server.

Then:

  • No need for a server or DDNS services
  • No need to set or map of the gates
  • Ability to connect to cameras via Internet from anywhere
  • It protects your privacy with video streaming encrypted

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