There are thousands of nodes on the 0.5 network with a lot of content and active conversations on the Frost board. We would welcome you.
On Wednesday 23 August 2006 05:51, diddler4u at hotmail.com wrote: > I'm new to Freenet and have been watching the discussion about version 0.5 > vs 0.7. I'm not sure what is meant when the 0.5 advocates talk about > OpenNet, so could someone enlighten me? I went to the Freenet site hoping > to find information related to 0.5, even in the WIKI, but it now only > contains information about 0.7. > > I have dedicate an unmonitored Windows XP Pro machine and 1/3 of my > bandwidth to Freenet. I downloaded and installed 0.7, a no brainer, and got > it running, but had no nodes to connect to. I had to know another Freenet > user, preferably someone I knew and trusted, and manually establish a > connection to them, and they in turn had to have established a connection > to someone else. Since I know absolutely no other person who is running > Freenet I had to learn how to use IRC Chat so I could ask someone if I > could connect to them. These connections are my sole points of contact to > Freenet. I have no idea how 0.5 handles finding nodes. I don't know who > these people are. For all I know they could be individuals living on the > other side of town, the country, or the world and they could just as easily > be members of MI5, FBI, CIA, or any number of other organizations who > monitor and track messages on the internet. I do know their IP address, and > they know mine. I tried to find some people who run 24/7 since having a PC > dedicated to Freent fulltime, without having someone who is also on 24/7 is > not worth much. > > I have 7 people who have exchanged node information with me. Of the 7 > nodes, none are currently connected to me, and if I understand the > information, the last to go offline did so more than 14 hours ago. I can > wait to see if they come back online, or I can go back into the IRC chat > and try to find new nodes. I absolutely hate having to spend time in IRC > chat trying to get people to exchange connection information with me. I > have better things to spend my time on, and if Freenet wants my machine and > bandwidth it's going to have to make sure it stays connected. > > Freenet should have me put in a single node, any node, even one found on > IRC chat, and spider the rest of Freenet establishing and making new > connection to ensure it stays connected, or it should do something else to > automatically establish connections. At any rate, once that connection is > made, Freenet should randomly move my connections throughout the Freenet. I > should never have hard and firm connections. By 'floating' my connections > throughout Freenet it can honestly be said I don't know who I'm connected > to and am simply a node in a collective whole. > > I'm going to continue to watch the forum and see how things progress. I'll > leave my current 0.7 Freenet installed and over the coming weeks decide > whether to continue, remove and install 0.5, or just shut down completely. > > _________________________________________________________________ > FREE pop-up blocking with the new MSN Toolbar - get it now! > http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/ > > _______________________________________________ > Support mailing list > Support at freenetproject.org > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > Unsubscribe at > http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support Or > mailto:support-request at freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe