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Network administrators also tend to implement firewall restrictions that prevent peers on the same network communicating with each other to prevent malware and other types of network abuse. In these cases, the connections may need to be routed out through the internet and back again via a media relay server (refer to the TURN server section described before and in earlier chapters). This removes the benefits of the peer-to-peer nature of WebRTC.


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