Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the file sharing protocol. 27 million concurrent users at any time. Animation of protocol use: The colored dots beneath each computer in the animation represent different parts of the file being shared. The middle computer is acting as a “seed” to provide a file to the other computers which act as peers. The file being distributed is divided into segments called pieces. As more peers join the swarm, the likelihood of a completely successful download by any particular node increases.