On 8/25/06, diddler4u at hotmail.com <diddler4u at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: "Lars Juel Nielsen" <lars.j.nielsen at gmail.com>
> >to take down a darknet you have to find participants and trick
> >them to letting you in and then you can start finding out which hosts
> >are part of it.
> Wait - Wait - You don't have to be tricked into letting someone in. All they
> have to do is go to the IRC Chat and advertise they have freenet and want to
> exchange information with someone. Someone exchanges information with them
> and they in. Or are you saying everyone who joined was tricked into joining
> Freenet in the first place?

For now that is true, they could just go on IRC and get connected but
I'm talking about in the long run and people who are way too cautious
to do something as silly as that. Anyway the IRC thing is just for
bootstrapping the main network the devs are trying to create. People
who want to have their own private darknets can easily do so too.

> I guess you mean there will be all these small darknets of people who are
> isolated from the rest of the wrold because they don't know anyone they can
> trust so they will never give out their node information. If that were the
> case, I wouldn't be running a freenet server right now. I would be me, with
> freenet running; an isolated entity within my own darknet, because I've
> never met anyone who has ever said they were running freenet.
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