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'''Freenet''' is free and open source software that aims to provide anonymity and freedom of speech through a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Freenet enables its users to share files anonymously, publish freesites without fear of censorship and more. Data is encrypted and routed through multiple nodes making it almost impossible to identify who requested the information and what its content is.
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[http://freenetproject.org/ Freenet] is a free and open source software that aims to provide anonymity and freedom of speech through a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Freenet enables its users to share files anonymously, publish freesites without fear of censorship and more. Data is encrypted and routed through multiple nodes making it almost impossible to identify who requested the information and what its content is.
  
 
==Installation and Setup==
 
==Installation and Setup==

Revision as of 20:44, 13 August 2010


Freenet is a free and open source software that aims to provide anonymity and freedom of speech through a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Freenet enables its users to share files anonymously, publish freesites without fear of censorship and more. Data is encrypted and routed through multiple nodes making it almost impossible to identify who requested the information and what its content is.

Installation and Setup

Freenet is available in AUR. You can install it using the following command:

$ yaourt -Sy freenet

Then add freenet to your /etc/rc.conf

DAEMONS=(... network freenet ...)

Finally, you can either restart your computer or start the daemon manually:

#/etc/rc.d/freenet start

Configuration

You can either let the wizard guide you through the configuration or get your hands dirty by configuring freenet manually. You might want to read about TrueCrypt or EncFS to protect the data you will be sharing before continuing.

Wizard

You need to visit freenet's web interface at http://127.0.0.1:8888/ and make sure you carefully follow the instructions. Using the private mode of your browser while accessing freenet is a good habit to take.

Manual Configuration

The Freenet wiki will be useful if you decide to configure things by hand. Manual configuration is done by editing

/opt/freenet/freenet.ini

and

/opt/freenet/wrapper.conf