Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of I2Pguide

Apr 9, 2010 9:21:00 AM (10 years ago)


  • I2Pguide

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    9696Handle backlog - numer of jobs waiting to be fullfilled, should be 0
    9797Rejecting tunnels - reason why no new participating tunnels are accepted
     99= Configuration =
     101The configuration of your I2P is not a trivial job and takes some time and knowledge to do it the perfect way.
     102For 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.
     104For more advanced setup and tweaks of your I2P router you need to select the links on the upper menu on site and adapt those settings to your needs and wishes.
     106configuration submenu
     108First point "Network" is already open and contains the bandwidth and connectivity settings you should already have aopted to your needs.
     109Second point Service contains options to start and stop I2P and the setting to open a browser on startup.
     110Next point Update tweaks the automatic update of your I2P router.
     111Tunnels page let you tweak current destinations for active I2P session only.
     112On clients page you are able to enable SAM bridge or disable unwanted webapps.
     113Peers page is ment to manual adjust single values for single routers, including shitlisting.
     114Keyring page prepares the functionality to encrypt your destination IDs and let user add a public key to local keyring.
     115On logging page the behaviour of the logs page is controlled.
     116Same on stats page for stats logging and graphs.
     117Last entry advanced finally shows you the box for all config line options.
     121= Connectivity =
     123On this page you set all the connectivity options and transports for your I2P router. It has been made fairly easy with UPnP in version 0.7.4 and above - default settings are fine for nearly all users and UPnP pokes a hole into firewalls. Nevertheless you can disable UPnP and make all settings as you like.
     124Remember to click on "Save changes" to save all changes you made on this page.
     125You need to restart I2P for this changes to take effect!
     126First box is set by default and enables UPnP, the link behind shows you the actual state of UPnP. Remove the check will disable UPnP.
     127The IP configuration will try to guess your external reachable IP address and use this and the default port to connect to other I2P nodes, and to let other I2P nodes connect to your node.
     128The options are quite self explaining:
     129- use all automatic - let I2P get IP and port on its own
     130- disable UPnP IP address detection - IP address is not detected by UPnP
     131- Ignore local interface IP address - local IP addresses like will be ignored
     132- Use SSU IP address detection only - IP address is only detected by SSU
     133- Specify hostname or IP - you can set your IP address or hostname (dyndns) by hand in this box
     134- hidden mode - your router will not publish any IP reachability information into the net, it will prevent participating traffic on your router, setting this option will restart your I2P router
     136UDP configuration will only let you select the port on which other I2P routers could connect to your I2P router via the UDP transport.
     138TCP configuration is nearly the same as IP configuration.
     139- use auto-detected IP address - will detect and list your IP address here
     140- always use auto-detected IP address - will use always auto detected IP address and will result in the not-firewalled mode.
     141- specify hostname or IP - set your IP by hand in this box if auto detected IP is the wrong one, dyndns is fine, to.
     142- disable inbound - disables your inbound TCP transwort which results in the firewalled mode - no other I2P router connects to your TCP port.
     143- completely diasable- disables out and incoming TCP connects, setting this option will restart your I2P router.
     145As 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.
     147In quite common setups the default settings of port 8887 and all other on auto with UPnP active is the best solution.
     148Changing the ports will let to be your router be unique - mostly all routers use the default ports, a different port makes you be seen easy.
     149The specify IP by hand for IP and TCP is only useful if you got more than one interface in your setup and you want I2P to bind to one special.
     150The hidden mode is kinda special.
     151Remember 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.
     152Nevertheless 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.
     153This 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.
     154The 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.