Amuza <am...@riseup.net> writes: > On 22/01/17 19:01, Steve Dougherty wrote: >> On 01/22/2017 12:27 PM, Amuza wrote: >>> Does Freenet have any kind of real asynchronous messaging? >> Yes, and it depends what you mean. > > I mean, something like this: > Alice is online and sends a message which has Caroline (her Freenet > friend) as the recipient, but Caroline is offline. Fortunately Barbara > (who is a common Freenet friend of both Alice and Caroline) is online. > Then Alice goes offline. Then Caroline goes online and receives Alice's > message. Barbara (or other common online Freenet friend) automatically > forwarded the message without being able to read it.
If you use freemail (email over Freenet), then yes: The data is uploaded in encrypted form into Freenet and only Caroline can decrypt it. Barbara does not even need to be a direct friend of the two: It can be any other freenet node. This is the generalized case of what you describe and powers most of the pseudonymous communication in Freenet. >>> If so, how does it work? >> Darknet peers can send direct messages by clicking on the peer's name on >> the friends page. If the peers are not both online and connected the >> message will be deferred until they are. The user interface for this is >> very poor but it does function. >> >> Otherwise, messaging tools like FLIP, Freemail, or Sone can do that. >>  They work by inserting and fetching the messages as files. >> > > I guess some of those three messaging tools do somehow the kind of > asynchronous messaging I meant. Do they? Freemail does the private communication. Sone does Social-network-style communication with pseudonyms. FLIP implements chat with an IRC interface. > It does! Great explanations! As soon as I have a while I will try Freenet. > > Let me ask another one, this one is more difficult: > > In the case you, or anyone in this list, know a bit about other > more-or-less similar decentralized tools like Retroshare, Zeronet, Tox, > IPFS, etc, could you very briefly compare them to Freenet and easily say > some advantage or disadvantage of some of those tools over Freenet? For zeronet there’s an answer by Chris Double. Scroll down to Conclusion for a comparison: https://bluishcoder.co.nz/2015/01/15/decentralized-websites-with-zeronet.html A note on IPFS and Freenet is available in his article about hosting websites in Freenet (though mainly focused on hosting with Freenet): https://bluishcoder.co.nz/2015/09/14/using-freenet-for-static-websites.html For a comparison of Freenet with several other tools, see http://www.draketo.de/proj/freenet-funding/#sec-9 Best wishes, Arne -- Unpolitisch sein heißt politisch sein ohne es zu merken
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