Changes between Version 13 and Version 14 of I2Pguide


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    4 After a while on I2P and a lot of time in #i2p-chat I saw more help and information is needed for the users of I2P.Til the official homepage is redone this guide will show you basic information and extendend knowledge to use and understand I2P better.
     4After a while on I2P and a lot of time in #i2p-chat I saw more help and information is needed for the users of I2P. Until the official homepage is redone this guide will show you basic information and extended knowledge to use and understand I2P better.
    55I2P
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    7 I2P is a solution to provide anonymous communication in the non-anonymous internet. To accomplish that goal it uses different techniques like encryption and routing data via other users of I2P.
     7I2P is a solution to provide anonymous communication in the non-anonymous Internet. To accomplish that goal it uses different techniques like encryption and routing data via other users of I2P.
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    99* Preface - important to read
     
    1111* General information
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    13 * Router information - description of the leftern menu
     13* Router information - description of the left-hand menu
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    1515* Head menu - description of the head menu
     
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    26261. There is NO 100% anonymity!
    27 I2P just tries to reach as near as it could get up to 100% and still be useable by the users.
     27I2P just tries to reach as near as it could get up to 100% and still be usable by the users.
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    29292. I2P does not hide the fact you run I2P (it does NOT hide the IP address)!
     
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    32323. Building up this anonymity costs bandwidth!
    33 Although I2P is P2P friendly you will hardly get faster speeds than 20-40 kb/sec on a single connection. Thats due to the fact of I2P techniques of being anonymous. Do not expect RAW line speeds on I2P!
     33Although I2P is P2P friendly you will hardly get faster speeds than 20-40 kb/sec on a single connection. That's due to the fact of I2P techniques of being anonymous. Do not expect RAW line speeds on I2P!
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    35354. The I2P net is very dynamic.
    36 If you get decent speed for a download right now, it will change the next 10 minutes. Users join and leave - the more users share bandwith to I2P, the better the experience for each of them will be.
     36If you get decent speed for a download right now, it will change the next 10 minutes. Users join and leave - the more users share bandwidth to I2P, the better the experience for each of them will be.
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    38385. I2P needs special adapted software!
    39 As basicly all existant software is not aware of anonymity (e.g. browsers send out their version and other information to the internet), I2P needs special adapted software. There is already a wide bunch of adapted software available to be used within I2P (look on my eepsite).
     39As basically all existent software is not aware of anonymity (e.g. browsers send out their version and other information to the Internet), I2P needs special adapted software. There is already a wide bunch of adapted software available to be used within I2P (look on my eepsite).
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    41416. I2P is closed-network!
    42 The I2P team (which is not payed for the job it does) does not want to burden the risk of being a outproxy into the usual internet upon every user of I2P. E.g. the risk of being a open proxy for spam emails or DOS attacks of websites or other users browsing illegal webpages through their router.
    43 Thats why I2P works ONLY in its own network. You cannot get P2P data from usual network/trackers/webpages.
     42The I2P team (which is not paid for the job it does) does not want to burden the risk of being a outproxy into the usual Internet upon every user of I2P. E.g. the risk of being a open proxy for spam emails or DOS attacks of websites or other users browsing illegal web pages through their router.
     43That's why I2P works ONLY in its own network. You cannot get P2P data from usual network/trackers/web pages.
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    4545
    4646= Router information =
    4747
    48 Description of the leftern menu in router console
    49 
    50 In ths status console window you will always see life stats of your running I2P session.
     48Description of the left-hand menu in router console
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     50In this status console window you will always see life statistics of your running I2P session.
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    5252left menu       
     
    6161Uptime - I2P running time
    6262Now - actual time - sync your clock with ntp. If time differs to much (5 min) your I2P will suffer badly
    63 Reachability - reachability of yout I2P ports, discovered by other I2P routers connecting to them
    64 
    65 restart/shutdown - buttons to restart or shutdown I2P nicely. Does not accept new tunnels and wait 11 min til all old tunnels are timed out
     63Reachability - reachability of your I2P ports, discovered by other I2P routers connecting to them
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     65restart/shutdown - buttons to restart or shutdown I2P nicely. Does not accept new tunnels and wait 11 minutes until all old tunnels are timed out
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    6767Peers - list of active UDP/NTCP connection
     
    7979list of active destinations (server and clients) on local I2P router.
    8080e.g.
    81 *shared clients - pool of tunnel for applications not running on seperate destinations
     81*shared clients - pool of tunnel for applications not running on separate destinations
    8282*echelon.i2p - in this case my eepsite echelon.i2p
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    8585
    8686Tunnels in/out
    87 Exploratory - number of active exploratoy tunnels (see further down for tunnel information)
     87Exploratory - number of active exploratory tunnels (see further down for tunnel information)
    8888Client - number of active client tunnels
    8989Participating - number of routed tunnels (not starting or ending at one of your destinations)
    9090
    9191Congestion
    92 Job lag - time waiting for a job to be fullfilled, should be as low as possible
    93 Message delay - delay til a message is send out of I2P
    94 Tunnel lag - roundtrip time on tunnels
    95 Handle backlog - numer of jobs waiting to be fullfilled, should be 0
     92Job lag - time waiting for a job to be fulfilled, should be as low as possible
     93Message delay - delay until a message is send out of I2P
     94Tunnel lag - round trip time on tunnels
     95Handle backlog - number of jobs waiting to be fulfilled, should be 0
    9696Rejecting tunnels - reason why no new participating tunnels are accepted
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    9999
    100100The configuration of your I2P is not a trivial job and takes some time and knowledge to do it the perfect way.
    101 For luck I2P runs fairly well in default setup - as long as your PC have sufficient ressources to run I2P. Nevertheless you should at least setup the core settings bandwidth and connectivity on this page.
     101For luck I2P runs fairly well in default setup - as long as your PC have sufficient resources to run I2P. Nevertheless you should at least setup the core settings bandwidth and connectivity on this page.
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    103103For more advanced setup and tweaks of your I2P router you need to select the links on the upper menu on http://127.0.0.1:7657/config.jsp site and adapt those settings to your needs and wishes.
     
    105105configuration submenu
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    107 First point "Network" is already open and contains the bandwidth and connectivity settings you should already have aopted to your needs.
     107First point "Network" is already open and contains the bandwidth and connectivity settings you should already have adopted to your needs.
    108108Second point Service contains options to start and stop I2P and the setting to open a browser on startup.
    109109Next point Update tweaks the automatic update of your I2P router.
    110110Tunnels page let you tweak current destinations for active I2P session only.
    111111On clients page you are able to enable SAM bridge or disable unwanted webapps.
    112 Peers page is ment to manual adjust single values for single routers, including shitlisting.
     112Peers page is meant to manual adjust single values for single routers, including shit-listing.
    113113Keyring page prepares the functionality to encrypt your destination IDs and let user add a public key to local keyring.
    114114On logging page the behaviour of the logs page is controlled.
     
    139139- always use auto-detected IP address - will use always auto detected IP address and will result in the not-firewalled mode.
    140140- specify hostname or IP - set your IP by hand in this box if auto detected IP is the wrong one, dyndns is fine, to.
    141 - disable inbound - disables your inbound TCP transwort which results in the firewalled mode - no other I2P router connects to your TCP port.
    142 - completely diasable- disables out and incoming TCP connects, setting this option will restart your I2P router.
     141- disable inbound - disables your inbound TCP transport which results in the firewalled mode - no other I2P router connects to your TCP port.
     142- completely disable - disables out and incoming TCP connects, setting this option will restart your I2P router.
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    144144As for TCP port selection you can select the same port as for UDP or you can enter a specific port on which other routers connect via TCP transport to your router.
     
    149149The hidden mode is kinda special.
    150150Remember one of the main points on the preface site - I2P does NOT hide your IP. It publishes your IP and port information to the other routers for them to be able to connect to your router. This information is needed to built up a network and route tunnels via reachable routers.
    151 Nevertheless you can prohibite the distribution of your IP/port information and use only the information you get from first preseeding and on connecting to the routers you got from preseeding.
    152 This will NOT prohibite the routers you connect to from getting known of the fact you are connecting to them, but your IP/port will not be distributed across other routers and no other router will connect to you and will not try to route participating traffic across your router.
     151Nevertheless you can prohibit the distribution of your IP/port information and use only the information you get from first preseeding and on connecting to the routers you got from preseeding.
     152This will NOT prohibit the routers you connect to from getting known of the fact you are connecting to them, but your IP/port will not be distributed across other routers and no other router will connect to you and will not try to route participating traffic across your router.
    153153The hidden node breaks a important part of the network for your router and will reduce the speed with which you participate in the I2P network and it will not cover your traffic with some participating traffic by other users.
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    158158limits and transfers
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    160 The bandwidth settings are on upper part of the page http://127.0.0.1:7657/config.jsp which will appear after hitting the Configuration link in leftern status console menu.
     160The bandwidth settings are on upper part of the page http://127.0.0.1:7657/config.jsp which will appear after hitting the Configuration link in left-hand status console menu.
    161161It looks like:
    162162bandwidth
    163163
    164164Setup your bandwidth wisely - I2P will use a lot of bandwidth if you do not limit it.
    165 Know your linespeed! Your linespeed is shown on your dsl or cable modem information page or in your contract with your internet provider.
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    167 Note to following terms: I use old ones, I do not like the SI terms. But for your convienience I tell you:
     165Know your line speed! Your line speed is shown on your dsl or cable modem information page or in your contract with your internet provider.
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     167Note to following terms: I use old ones, I do not like the SI terms. But for your convenience I tell you:
    168168Mbit = MiBit
    169169kbit = KiBit
     
    201201Remember: I2P is a self containing network, all traffic produced by I2P must be routed via I2P routers. If you do not share any bandwidth, the others I2P routers need to take up that load! There are NO dedicated fast routing servers provided by the I2P team - the users itself are building the network. The more bandwidth is shared by single routers, the faster single transfers will happen!
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    203 Be careful with your traffic allotment of your provider - I2P will produce a lot of traffic if you will not limit it. Two ways to limit the bandwidth are included into I2P: One way is desribed above, the other one is by limiting the amount of participating tunnels your router accepts.
    204 I2P prefers tunnels over bandwidth - if needed I2P will build up more tunnels and reduce bandwidth on existant tunnels. If no tunnels can be built, users will not be able to setup a new destination and participate in I2P.
     203Be careful with your traffic allotment of your provider - I2P will produce a lot of traffic if you will not limit it. Two ways to limit the bandwidth are included into I2P: One way is described above, the other one is by limiting the amount of participating tunnels your router accepts.
     204I2P prefers tunnels over bandwidth - if needed I2P will build up more tunnels and reduce bandwidth on existent tunnels. If no tunnels can be built, users will not be able to setup a new destination and participate in I2P.
    205205To maintain a good experience for all users on I2P we need to cope with allowing enough tunnels to be build and let those tunnels get enough bandwidth.
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    249249- you can chat with the other users!
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