PeerNameType Enumeration


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Defines the type of PeerName to create. A peer name is either secured or unsecured. A secured peer name provides a proof of ownership of the name. An unsecured peer name has no identity associated.

Namespace:   System.Net.PeerToPeer
Assembly:  System.Net (in System.Net.dll)

public enum PeerNameType

Member nameDescription

Create a secured PeerName using the identity of current user.


Create an unsecured PeerName using the identity of current user.

A node must have access to the private key associated with the public key, used in creating the secured PeerName, in order to prove ownership. The node does not have a relationship to a public key.

The format of a peer name is: Authority.Classifier. The value of Authority depends on whether the name is a secured peer name or an unsecured peer name. The Classifier part of the name can be set to any string that contains 15 or fewer Unicode characters, including the null terminator. Once the Authority, Classifier and security level of a peer have been established, a peer can also be referred to with a relative name or a host name.

Only the owner, or peer host, can register a secure peer name with the PNRP Namespace Provider API. Any node can claim ownership to any unsecured PeerName.

Note   Using a secured PeerName does not ensure the overall security of a networking application. Security of the application is implementation-dependent.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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