There's so much buzz about peer-to-peer these days, it's hard to separate facts from fiction. How do the peer-to-peer companies stack up? Which technologies are credible, and which will shake up our notions of how people use computers? More importantly, how do you see through the hype to the underlying architectures that yield opportunities for creating lasting value?The 2001 P2P Networking Overview from O'Reilly Research is a comprehensive look at peer-to-peer from business and technical perspectives. We describe the state of the industry and offer our opinions about where it's going to go next, with hard data to back us up.What you will find in the report:Company profiles In-depth explanations of the underlying technologies P2P services: present and future Analysis of the hype: what the press gets wrong Estimates of mindshare and community size Our forecasts for the field About O'Reilly Research:In O'Reilly's book publishing business, web sites, and conferences, we've become famous for providing no-nonsense, in-depth information and insights about important technologies. We watch what leading-edge developers are doing, so we can tell when their work is about to "cross the chasm" and hit the mainstream. We provide the information that builds the bridge.O'Reilly combines extensive experience in new and emerging technologies with insider connection to the development community. At O'Reilly Research, we augment these insights with our exclusive statistical and computational techniques tailored for modeling, condensing, summarizing, and forecasting trends in software development.