Darknets

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Status

  • Research

Transport

Tor

  • I've only connected to the public network
  • (-) Requires a Directory Server (or 3) to store info about possible nodes for connection
  • (+) Client-Server to find nodes, then Peer-2-Peer to connect to nodes
  • (+) Allows local as well as offsite access
  • (+) Provides bandwidth throttling
  • (+) Provides application level port/ip access control
  • Uses a socks5a proxy to get to the rest of the network

OpenVPN

  • I've setup and maintain 2 different servers, (home and work)
  • (-) Client-Server Model
  • (+) Uses a tun (layer 3) or tap (layer 2) interface, easy to firewall, throttle, etc

n2n

  • homepage
  • (-) Requires a supernode tracker, but this tracker doesn't have to know the key to the network, just the community string
  • (+) Once the clients find other clients, they use a Client-Client Model
  • (+) Uses a tap (layer 2) interface, easy to firewall, throttle, etc

vbe2

  • homepage
  • (+) Client-Client Model
  • (-) Each route must be setup manually
  • (+) Provides for virtual switches, routers, wires, plugs. A very odd tool indeed.
  • (+) Uses a vde (layer 2) interface

Storage

FreeNET

  • I have built a network with this.
  • (+) Completely decentralized
  • (-) No search feature, you have to acquire hashes
  • Internal message board feature

GNUNet

  • I've connected to the main network

WASTE

  • I've yet to get working in linux

Alliance