On 8/24/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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.
With 10 connections, the data that could intercepted by one attacker is roughly 10%. The problem is the attacker doesn't know how many connections you have, so you could just be passing on data from any number of connections you have. -- 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]