Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers. Peers are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application.
Applies to: All Reolink Cameras & NVRs except for cameras in the NVR kit and add-on cameras.
Here is a brief introduction to Reolink P2P Sever:
Reolink P2P Server = Main Server + Relay Server
Main Server: For all UID registers.
Relay Server: For transferring data when P2P doesn’t work.
Server Provider: Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Server (AWS).
- US: Western US, Eastern US
- EU: Ireland
- Asia: Singapore
Backup Server: Each location has at least 2 backup servers to guarantee that the system can work properly. Each Server can work as a backup server if any server is down.
- UID refers to a unique identifier. A unique identifier (UID) is an identifier that is guaranteed to be unique among all identifiers used for those objects and for a specific purpose. The concept has been formalized early in Computer science and Information systems, in general associating it to an atomic data type.
Note: If you log in to the camera with UID, then means it uses P2P technology to establish the connection.
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