OneSwarm: Free/open Bittorrent client that hides your IP and facilitates private Bittorrent swarms

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14 Responses to “OneSwarm: Free/open Bittorrent client that hides your IP and facilitates private Bittorrent swarms”

  1. asuffield says:

    on the real internet as it works for most Americans, the caps are going to be a major problem

    Move to a country where people believe in a free internet. I don’t have caps, bandwidth charges, or throttling. Seriously – if your country is failing to deliver, leave. There are plenty of other places in the world that would be happy to have you.

  2. Cowicide says:

    Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Very good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t appear to be quite ready for prime time – the ubuntu install failed on Natty, the source build neglected to mention that “ant-contrib” was a requirement, it hangs forever getting friends from gtalk if you have the google authenticator stuff on, and the error log is an ever growing scroll of java stack traces.

    On the lighter side – it *is* getting a torrent, so it’s not all bad. Just rough around the edges.

    – Biggles

  4. Anonymous says:

    So, adding an Email to your info will make it more anonymous?
    Also, if one friend defects, all the friends can be endangered…

  5. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    The first of the two links at the bottom of the article is to the article itself. Thanks, I’m already there.

  6. T says:

    So users’ tracker IP won’t match their session IP, and won’t appear to belong to a seedbox service? Sounds like you are trying to get your readers banned from all of their private torrent sites.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like much of the concepts were pulled from Nullsoft’s Waste release from 2004. A little easier to use, with a nice GUI, but the same encrypted friend-based P2P network..

  8. musicman says:

    if it’s as good as claimed, it should be put into Miro as the torrent backed

  9. Anonymous says:

    How is the sender anonymous if you’re browsing their list of shared videos in order to start the transfer? Or is the sender only anonymous in the public, internet searches?

  10. syncrotic says:

    Someone please correct me if I’ve misunderstood this, but it looks to me like the anonymity is provided by passing your data connection through a trusted friend. In other words, if you’re transferring a file of X bytes, and there are N friends and friends-of-friends in the chain, N*X bytes will have to moved across the internet. That makes this an incredibly wasteful protocol that won’t scale: people with lots of friends will have their connections saturated as they forward data for others. On a LAN, this might merely be slow; on the real internet as it works for most Americans, the caps are going to be a major problem.

  11. CLAVDIVS says:

    So the added anonymization only works on private friend-swarms? Not useless, but not as useful as the lead-in had made me think.

  12. MoosePower says:

    “if your country is failing to deliver, leave”
    What a cowardly comment. If everybody thought that way no country would ever develop past rural agriculture and feudal lords.
    Someone is supposed to walk away from family, friends, their language,etc, for an… internet connection???
    And of course ‘belief’ in free internet is one thing, cost effectively and safely constructing it is another.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Good luck, I’m behind 7 proxies!

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