On 25/10/10 07:17, Volodya wrote:
> On 25.10.2010 8:24, Ichi wrote:
>> On 25/10/10 04:32, Volodya wrote:
>>> On 25.10.2010 6:03, Ichi wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>> Is there any way to create a darknet comprising nodes that all see the
>>>> internet through VPN tunnels with no port forwarding?  I'm pretty sure
>>>> that the answer is "no".  Or, at least, I haven't managed it so far.
>>> Yes, it's possible. One of the main way that Internet connections are
>>> created in Russia are to create a network connection to your ISP and
>>> then they give you VPN access that actually takes you to the internet.
>>> There's no problem running Freenet over such a setup.
>> Thanks, Volodya.  Briefly, here's what I did.  Using VirtualBx, I
>> created a Ubuntu Lucid VM, installed OpenVPN and XeroBank credentials,
>> and made three clones.  I then booted each VM, and established the VPN,
>> ensuring that each had a distinct IP address.
>> Finally, I installed Freenet on each, in darknet mode, and "introduced"
>> each node to the other three as instructed.  But they didn't connect to
>> each other.  As a control, I put one of them in opennet mode, and it
>> immediately established many connections.
>> <snip>
>> Ichi
> The problem could be that you needed to enable allowing connections to
> the local network addresses, and before the exchange you needed to turn
> on including local address in the noderef.
>              -- Volodya

Thanks -- and I don't want them to connect locally.  I want them to
connect only via each VM's VPN, as if they were far apart.  Although I
was testing this with four VMs running on one host, for actual
implementation the VMs would be in multiple locations.
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