On Friday 18 December 2009 01:00:12 urza9...@gmail.com wrote:
> It could be done, and pretty easily too I believe. However, the problem is
> that it would need to be done through some kind of 'bridge' website, and
> whoever ran the server for such a site would have some serious legal
> problems. I mean, if people just hosting .torrent files can be successfully
> prosecuted, it seems extremely unlikely that a Freenet bridge wouldn't land
> the owner in prison for many, many years. But yes, all you really should
> need to do is lightly modify the config file or set up a proxy on your local
> machine and you can start serving all of Freenet to the outside world. But
> you would have whatever your national LEA is knocking on your door as soon
> as they discovered it. Sure, there are some nations (the US included) where
> you _shouldn't_ be able to be charged with anything for such an act, but
> that doesn't mean they wouldn't try (and succeed...).

There was an attempt to get such a thing set up on ibiblio once. Their lawyers 
gave the okay but it petered out for some reason. There are public proxies here 
and there, but it'd be good to have a long-term big one.
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Ichi <i...@xerobank.net> wrote:
> > Hello Support,
> >
> >  Long  ago,  reading  Ian's paper, I imagined Freenet as a data haven
> >  that would be accessible via the internet, not just to other Freenet
> >  nodes.    That's  obviously  not how it's worked out.  Although I do
> >  find  some  flogs  replicated  on  anonymous  websites, I can't tell
> >  whether  that's  been  done  manually or automated.  I do appreciate
> >  that  porting  Freenet  to the internet could be risky.  Is that the
> >  only issue?  Does Freenet have a policy against such porting?

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