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Jan 18, 2011 5:05:25 AM (8 years ago)
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    1 Guide to I2P, v0.3
    2 for all users
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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. Until the official homepage is redone this guide will show you basic information and extended knowledge to use and understand I2P better.
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    6 = I2P =
    7 
     1= Guide to I2P =
    82I2P 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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    108== Preface ==
    119Facts that you must know about I2P
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    13 1. There is NO 100% anonymity!
     11=== There is NO 100% anonymity! ===
    1412I2P just tries to reach as near as it could get up to 100% and still be usable by the users.
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    16 2. I2P does not hide the fact you run I2P (it does NOT hide the IP address)!
     14=== I2P does not hide the fact you run I2P (it does NOT hide the IP address)! ===
    1715I2P tries to get rid of the binding IP-destination (service). E.G. you could see all the IPs of the users who run I2P and you get the so called "destination ID" of a service. But you cannot determine which user (which IP or router) runs which destination.
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    19 3. Building up this anonymity costs bandwidth!
     17=== Building up this anonymity costs bandwidth! ===
    2018Although 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!
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    22 4. The I2P net is very dynamic.
     20=== The I2P net is very dynamic. ===
    2321If 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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    25 5. I2P needs special adapted software!
     23=== I2P needs special adapted software! ===
    2624As 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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    28 6. I2P is closed-network!
     26=== I2P is closed-network! ===
    2927The 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.
    3028Thats why I2P works ONLY in its own network. You cannot get P2P data from usual network/trackers/webpages.
     
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    236234Tips for running iMule:
    237 - the arrows are always red even if you are connected!
    238 - wait, wait, wait. It takes time after a first start to publish your hashes of your files into the kad database
    239 - search generic. iMule database is not really big but growing
    240 - you can chat with the other users!
     235* the arrows are always red even if you are connected!
     236* wait, wait, wait. It takes time after a first start to publish your hashes of your files into the kad database
     237* search generic. iMule database is not really big but growing
     238* you can chat with the other users!