On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Daxter <xovat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> From my understanding, there is a fundamental flaw in p2p technologies like 
> Freenet for those that want to deploy in highly-censored countries. That is, 
> it's too obvious. The censor doesn't have to know what's being transmitted, 
> only that /something/ is that's outside of their control. All they have to do 
> is disallow the ports on which the technology runs. Torrenters can at least 
> get around this by changing the port they're using; Freenet has no such 
> option.

Every node chooses random ports for opennet and darknet during the
installation. You can change them if you want.

> From my understanding of internet communication protocols, the use of udp is 
> too obvious; it stands out like a sore thumb. Why not tunnel the connection 
> over tcp? Wouldn't that prevent potential censors from differentiating it 
> from the rest of transmitted data? As well, wouldn't it solve the closed 
> ports issue?

No, it's not that easy. You clearly don't know what you're talking about.
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