Anyone can store anything onto the network.
You do not know what is stored on your particular node since the data is
encrypted and distributed.
The entire goal of freenet is to provide storage such that
 - you don't know who inserted files
- you don't know where the files are kept
- if you access a node, you cannot actually discover what files the node is

This gives the ability to deny any wrongdoing!
This is much like how tor relay operators (NOT exit operators) can deny any
responsibility for the content that passes through their nodes.

In regards to your IP address question, people can see your IP since you
need it to connect to *other people* in an opennet at least..
If you don't want strangers to know your IP, you can choose darknet mode
which will only connect you to people you already trust.
If you are using an opennet, people will be able to tell you are using
freenet but as long as you are careful, no one can trace data to and from

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Kevin S. <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Im interested in using Freenet, but I have 2 questions.
> "Users contribute to the network by giving bandwidth and a portion of
> their hard drive (called the "data store") for storing files. Files are
> automatically kept or deleted depending on how popular they are"
> Can you elaborate on this? Does that mean someone can store whatever they
> want on my HDD? How do I know its not something illegal?
> Also, when using freenet, how do I know others cant see my real IP? Can
> you describe?
> Thank you
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