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A portion or part of something that may be divided into components, such as a sum of money. A unit of stock that represents ownership in a corporation.

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n. 1) a portion of a benefit from a trust, estate, claim or business usually in equal division (or a specifically stated fraction) with others ("to my three daughters, in equal shares"). 2) a portion of ownership interest in a corporation, represented by a stock certificate stating the number of shares of an issue of the corporation's stock.

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SHARE. A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at other times they are unequal.
     2. In companies and corporations the whole of the capital stock is usually divided into equal proportions called shares. Shares in public companies have sometimes been held to be real estate, but most usually they are considered as personal property. Wordsw. Jo. Sto. Co. ch. 1 P, p. 288. 3. The proportion which descends to one of several children from his ancestor, is called a share. The term share and share alike, signifies in equal proportions. See Perpart.

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When we deploy a peer-to-peer network application over a mobile ad hoc network routing protocol it faces the problem of routing overhead due to redundant message passing by both of this network.
As we have seen with Explore.Zip, the vast majority of computers that were actually penetrated by Explore.Zip were attacked from within the organization--from other peer-to-peer networked computers.
For medium-sized installations (those with 21 to 50 users), Unix shared processor is recommended for predominantly accounting environments, a DOS-based dedicated-server network may perform best when there is a mix of tasks and a DOS-based peer-to-peer network may work best when CPU-intensive tasks dominate.
However, in a peer-to-peer network, the computers can exchange files and use each other's resources.
It examines and compares the three most popular network types: local area networks (LANs), peer-to-peer networks and shared-processor networks.
His answer is a new generation of cellphones that can rapidly form a peer-to-peer network when an emergency alert is broadcast.
A peer-to-peer network is a system of interconnected personal computers.
According to the results, the daily average on the FastTrack peer-to-peer network, which includes Kazaa, was surpassed for the first time, by the eDonkey/Overnet network.
Instead of a single server controlling a number of client PCs, a peer-to-peer network is democratic, letting every linked PC draw upon each other's power.
A spokesperson for Symantec has claimed that Slapper creates a peer-to-peer network with each server that is affected joining the network.
Linux.Slapper exploits a security hole in the Apache OpenSSL module on a Linux server to create a peer-to-peer network and then attack other computers by bombarding them with data.
Unfortunately, there is little support for peer-to-peer networks in Wales and unlike England, no specific funding to support their development.

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