Opened 8 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#1087 closed task (fixed)

Compile list of open reseach questions

Reported by: str4d Owned by: jaruga
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.9.35
Component: www/i2p Version:
Keywords: docs Cc: slumlord
Parent Tickets: #1085 Sensitive: no


Tor has several lists of research ideas and open questions. We should have a similar list.

Tasks to complete:

  • Collect the many research questions listed in the existing documentation.
  • Read our minimal existing literature.
    • What questions do they try to answer?
    • What answers to they provide?
    • What new questions do they pose?
  • Think about what areas of I2P need more research.
    • What changes have we made to I2P recently?
    • How do those changes affect the performance/anonymity tradeoff?


Attachments (3)

research_v1_2018.04.18 (3.0 KB) - added by jaruga 4 years ago.
V1 draft of research page - no questions
research_v2_2018.05.01.txt (5.7 KB) - added by jaruga 3 years ago.
v2 merge with existing page
open_research_questions_2018.04.30.txt (1.2 KB) - added by jaruga 3 years ago.
Proposed additional research questions

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by dg

I'm sure we could find some with searches (I may look at this later) but one came to mind. Unidirectional tunnels are a design choice seemingly not backed by any research papers but could be beneficial.

Grothoff's paper decided unidirectional tunnels were a bad idea with little evidence to support this. A page in our docs exists for it: http://www.i2p2.i2p/unidirectional-tunnels.html

As with many of the research questions we have, I'm sure research can and will benefit both ourselves and the field. It's possible unidirectional tunnels were a positive change and Tor may, some day, want to use them if the research is positive.

Relevant zzz.i2p post: http://zzz.i2p/topics/905

A brief mention of another: profiling.

Last edited 8 years ago by dg (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by zzz

Priority: majorminor

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by str4d

Milestone: soon
Priority: minormajor
Status: newopen

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jaruga

Owner: set to jaruga
Status: openaccepted

This is something I will gladly tackle over the next couple weeks, having a compiled list would certainly be valuable for increasing research participation.

Changed 4 years ago by jaruga

Attachment: research_v1_2018.04.18 added

V1 draft of research page - no questions

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by jaruga

Update: I've almost finished going through the documentation and a lot of the relevant research papers, the list is looking quite nice. I imagine it'll be done in the next week or so.

I've also written a first draft of a general outline for researchers who choose to work on the I2P network and some safety ethics that it's recommended they follow. I've attached it here. If anyone had time to give it review while I finish compiling the accompanying questions it would be greatly appreciated.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

We actually have a list already - it's here http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/research/questions

WRT research guidelines page which is what jaruga attached, we have one of those also: http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/research

neither has been updated in a while

Last edited 3 years ago by zzz (previous) (diff)

Changed 3 years ago by jaruga

Attachment: research_v2_2018.05.01.txt added

v2 merge with existing page

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by jaruga

Attached merger of existing research page and additions from draft v1.

Changed 3 years ago by jaruga

Proposed additional research questions

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

Cc: slumlord added
Milestone: soon0.9.35
Priority: majorminor

All looks fine to me.
These may be pages that we start updating regularly, so no need for perfection.
If you don't get a response from str4d in a couple days I suggest you proceed by working with slumlord to get the changes in. You two can figure out how to do that, either manually or by you generating a patch against the actual website files in mtn or github (get them from ) - but not a github PR because it's just a mirror.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by slumlord

edcc8f079eb91933ef321cab7a4454bbeac39db4 - #1087 - Update 'Academic Research' page


5f0e9227fc62a9f8fda733591afe4b5fa6122551 - #1087 - Update 'Open Research Questions' page

Thank you, jaruga.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by jaruga

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

Yay :) No problem. I'll mark this as resolved for now.

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