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Thread: OneSwarm v0.6 Released (BT Client)

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    Darknet BitTorrent-based P2P application adds features like secure, point-to-point encrypted chat and more.

    Although widely used, currently popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design, services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge.

    OneSwarm is a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, it can be shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth. We call this friend-to-friend (F2F) data sharing. OneSwarm is:

    * Privacy preserving: OneSwarm uses source address rewriting to protect user privacy. Instead of always transmitting data directly from sender to receiver (immediately identifying both), OneSwarm may forward data through multiple intermedaries, obscuring the identity of both sender and receiver. For more details, check out the OneSwarm overview screencast or our papers.
    * User friendly: OneSwarm’s interface is web-based and supports real-time transcoding of many audio and video formats for in-browser playback, eliminating the need for casual users to master a new application’s interface or search for custom media codecs.
    * Open: OneSwarm is freely available and built on existing standards. OneSwarm can operate as a fully backwards compatible BitTorrent client, and its friend-to-friend data sharing features are built on cryptographic standards, e.g., X.509 certificates and SSL encryption.

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  3. BitTorrent   -   #2
    I can't really see how this software would be used for trackers.
    It's more like a mini private own tracker, so that you give access on your files only to who you want.
    Last edited by maddoxro; 04-15-2009 at 09:44 AM.

  4. BitTorrent   -   #3
    Great, now I just need friends.

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    hotshot6473's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    This would be a good direction for dc++ to take but isnt very practical for the torrent community

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    Hostile Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeHD View Post
    Great, now I just need friends.
    It probably wouldn't hurt, y'know?

  7. BitTorrent   -   #6
    They are Bityrant creator which the client was banned on private tracker
    Last edited by Fisher; 04-15-2009 at 10:51 PM.

  8. BitTorrent   -   #7
    Thanks for the info, I will try it

  9. BitTorrent   -   #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeHD View Post
    Great, now I just need friends.
    pick me! pick me!

    Interesting idea, although it does sound more like a mini tracker of sorts to me as well.
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  10. BitTorrent   -   #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeHD View Post
    Great, now I just need friends who can handle a computer well.
    This is my problem, not a single one of my friends knows anything about computers or filesharing... kinda sucks.


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