Usenet Newsgroup Terms - Peer


Exchanging articles with other Usenet news servers. This is how Usenet news servers spread articles from server to server. The more peers a news server has, the greater chance the Usenet newsgroup within will contain an article posted to that newsgroup. Newsgroups are usually hosted by several organizations and institutions that may or may not be tied in all together, or only have certain amount of "peers" that it relays information to and from. The greater number of peers result in more information per Usenet newsgroup as it is synced with other organizations and institutions that relay relative information per group.