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Additions and amendments to the site FAQ.

Curious Newbie

duck: section for the curious but unknowing potential users. shouldnt be too technical, just the first X questions that get asked by those not having used I2P before. I hate the title newbie though, too derogative

  • Why do I need I2P?
  • I've heard of Tor. What's different about I2P? Should I use both?

duck: awesome question, needs to be compressed for maximum effect.

  • What is the difference between I2P and Freenet, TOR, JonDoe?.

duck: do people still know Freenet? couple years ago it was the privacy thing that everybody was aware of. any other (regional) candidates?

  • Whats an "eepsite"?
  • Is it safe? Has the code been audited?

duck: splendid stuff, suggest rephrasing to atleast mention privacy / anonymity. safe is too generic.

  • Is my router an "exit node" to the regular Internet? I don't want it to be.

  • What is syndie and is it still active?
  • I have a question!

Geek / Academic

duck: section for those who have tried I2P, and are interested in the internals / limits, etc. powerusers but NOT developers.

  • What crypto is used?

  • How does I2P bootstrap?
  • How safe is this 'bootstrap' process?

duck: what is safe? who'd ask this question? not sure about this one

  • What is a floodfill?

duck: how will they know about floodfill? can we rephrase it elsewhere to make this floodfill clear at the first point of introduction.

  • Will I2P be able to cope with a huge influx of new users? (Does it scale?)

  • What ports does I2P use?

  • What happened to * What happened to jrandom? Is I2P dead?


  • How can I be sure I'm not being spied on?
  • Do they know I will be running I2P?

  • Is using an outproxy safe?
  • Steganography rants

Political / Ethical / Philosphical

  • Isn't I2P encouraging copyright infringement?
  • Criminal Activity (snuff/bestiality/cp/terrorism etc)

  • I am opposed to certain types of content. How do I keep from distributing, storing, or accessing them?


  • I'm missing lots of hosts in my addressbook. What are some good subscription links?

  • My active peers / known peers / participating tunnels / connections / bandwidth vary dramatically over time! Is anything wrong?
  • My router is using too much CPU?!?

  • My router has very few active peers, is this OK?

  • I can't access regular Internet sites through I2P.

  • I2P is running, but I can't get to my gmail (or other regular websites) .. (https://)

  • How do I connect to IRC within I2P?
  • How do I access IRC, BitTorrent, or other services on the regular Internet?
  • Most of the eepsites within I2P are down?
  • How do I set up my own eepsite?
  • Why is I2P so slow?

  • What do the Active x/y numbers mean in the router console?
  • Is it possible to use I2P as a SOCKS proxy?
  • How do I reseed manually?
  • I think I found a bug, where can I report it?
  • I have I2P running and I'm on #i2p through freenode (so I think I'm done setting up) but why I can't load any eepsites?

duck: where is this question going?


  • How can I access the web console from my other machines or password protect it?
  • How can I use applications from my other machines?
  • How do I startup I2P automatically on boot time?


duck: I dont think these should be part of the I2P core FAQ.

  • Bittorrent / I2PSnark / Azureus I2P Plugin Questions?
  • WTF is all this noise about Seedless?
  • I've heard a rumor of something called I2FS. What is it?
  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is weird! What is a changate? Who is Fox? Who is CIA?