On Oct 24, 2010, at 3:22 PM, Romain Dalmaso wrote: > On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Daxter 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.
I hadn't understood that. Thank you for explaining. How would someone change those ports? >> 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. No, I don't I had already said so in my post, but thank you for stating the obvious. I'm not here because I know everything and I want to bestow divine wisdom; I'm here because I want to learn. Would you care to explain what I don't understand, or at least point me towards topical resources? In particular I'm asking: why not tunnel connections in a manner similar to VPN? _______________________________________________ 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:support-requ...@freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe