opennets are only bad in certain circumstances. The USA is not yet one of them. With a darknet, it may be harder to get into the network, but once your in it's a LOT easier to identify who is sharing and inserting what files. So it could be argued that a darknet is much riskier than an opennet. In a darknet, everyone else pretty much knows who you are. As soon as one computer on the net gets compromised or one person decides they don't like what you're doing, you're all pretty much screwed. I mean, I'm no expert on darknets, but it seems that if you only have 5 or 10 connections, and you always have the same connections, and you have IRC logs swapping node refs and, better yet, the actual node ref...it would be pretty easy to figure out what nodes host what files. In an opennet, this kind of thing is expected and protected against.
On 8/24/06, Juiceman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 8/24/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > So by running 0.7 in default mode I'm running in darknet? Or is there > another piece of the freenet puzzle I need to discover? > > It is a "darknet" because unless you give out your ref to someone (like currently on IRC but that will change when 0.7 becomes large enough for users to know friends using 0.7), it almost impractical to tell you are even running Freenet. The "open-net" is promiscuous and is easily mapped. See http://www.itic.ca/DIC/News/archive.html#2004-05-25 They can have your IP address and with an ignorant judge, the RIAA MPAA etc can serve you a lawsuit for copyright violations (regardless of whether or not you are infringing.) All they have to do is convince a technologically ignorant judge that Freenet is like the old Napster or similar program and they traced "copyrighted material" coming off your IP address. You are now hiring a lawyer to get the case dismissed. That is a plausible reason to use a darknet instead of an open-net here in the "free" West. Now imagine running the program can get you thrown in jail for "subversive information spreading" in some Eastern country and they can collect the info just as quickly with an open-net... A darknet would slow them down immensely. Now you see why open-nets are bad in the long run? -- I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. - Voltaire _______________________________________________ Support mailing list Support@freenetproject.org http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support Unsubscribe at http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support Or mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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