Peer to Peer Networking
The Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking component provides the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP), Peer Grouping, Peer Graphing, and Peer Identity services. These services are necessary to create Windows peer-to-peer applications that are built on Windows XP SP1 and later versions of the operating system.
This following list shows the services that this component includes:
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol Service (PNRPSVC), which allows peer names to be registered and resolved by using Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP)
- Peer-to-Peer Identity Management Service (PNPIMSVC), which allows applications to manage peer identities that are created on a computer in a specific user context
- Peer-to-Peer Service (P2PSVC), which allows applications to manage peer groups that are created on a computer in a specific Peer Identity/User context
- Peer-to-Peer Group Authentication Service (P2PGASVC), which authenticates group members into peer groups
No other components interact with this component.
There are no configurable settings for this component.
The Peer-to-Peer Networking component allows for the creation of peer-to-peer applications. This component relies on IPv6 as the transport, and uses Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) — if it is installed — as the bootstrapping mechanism for PNRP on the local subnet. The Peer-to-Peer Networking component requires IPv6 to be installed and enabled. PNRP optionally uses the SSDP protocol. SSDP is associated with the Universal Plug & Play component.
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