Changes between Version 18 and Version 19 of Content


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Jul 27, 2010 6:25:36 PM (9 years ago)
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Mathiasdm
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    4747Edit: Let's try and avoid the whole tubes metaphor. It's really not helpful.
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     49Edit2: see i2prouter.png and onionrouting.gif.
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    4951In I2P, everyone running the application helps everyone else, by default, anonymously. In order to hide your identity within the network, you bounce your traffic through other I2P-enabled machines, so your requests to view an I2P website, for example, go indirectly via other I2P machines (known as routers in I2P terminology, or nodes in Tor terms). This works in similar fashion to Tor, but unlike Tor, everyone in the network helps everyone else, and you don't expose yourself to external monitoring by passing traffic to the external net. What happens in I2P stays in I2P! Furthermore, unlike Freenet (another P2P darknet implementation), you're not hosting encrypted content for other users, simply relaying their traffic, which from start to finish stays encrypted.
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