Distribution

From InfoAnarchy
Jump to: navigation, search

See also: Collaboration | Network | Replication

Distribution is the act of offloading, or decentralizing the workload from a central core to a set of other sources, usually remote. Distribution paths often form networks, packet traffic or bandwidth. Computer networks, like this, including the internet, may suffer from overhead, leeching and bottlenecks.

Digitalisation allows for greater distribution performance. Distribution helps with collaborative bug/exploit discovery and other troubleshooting, moderation, etc. It is often done for performance reasons, or in the case of Gnutella to remove the central body to harden the system against attack.

Distribution is also use alongside flavor when describing an operating system variant, see BSD Distributions and Linux Distributions.

Examples

Related Topics