irc.freenode.net is an IRC server, not a web server. You need to download an IRC client first so you can connect to it. Once you have connected to #freenet-refs , ask around for some node references. You can add these to your node from your Darknet page ( http://127.0.0.1:8888/darknet/ ).
Note that this kludgish bootstrapping process is only necessary because Freenet 0.7 is currently exclusively "darknet". This means manually established connections; theoretically these are F2F ("friend-to-friend") connections, and of course if you know anyone already on freenet, connecting to them is the best option. The purpose of this is to build a network which cannot be automatically mapped by an attacker (such as the chinese government; once they've found all the nodes, they can block all the nodes). Unfortunately most freenet users don't have any friends who are already using Freenet. We will fix this shortly via an "opennet" mechanism that allows people to get started quickly, but less securely, without knowing anyone on Freenet. However opennet is not likely to be ready for a few months, so I suggest that you get an IRC client, and get some node references. You can get help from here, or from the #freenet IRC channel on the same network. On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 02:50:51PM +0100, Sarah wrote: > On 28/10/06, Sarah <scarahwarah at gmail.com> wrote: > > > >Hello, > >I am trying to work with the freenet project after hearing about it last > >night on newnight! Am not very computer orientated though and am finding it > >a bit difficult. I have down loaded the software, but when i try and access > >http://irc.freenode.net/ to get connected (If you don't know anyone > >running Freenet, visit #freenet-refs on irc.freenode.net and ask nicely to > >exchange references with someone.) it wants Nagios Access code and > >password, > >what is this? > >Thanks > > > > > > On 28/10/06, support-request at freenetproject.org > > <support-request at freenetproject.org> > >wrote: > >> > >> Welcome to the Support at freenetproject.org mailing list! > >> > >> To post to this list, send your email to: > >> > >> support at freenetproject.org > >> > >> General information about the mailing list is at: > >> > >> http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > >> > >> If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to > >> or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your > >> subscription page at: > >> > >> > >> > >http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/options/support/scarahwarah%40gmail.com > >> > >> > >> You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to: > >> > >> Support-request at freenetproject.org > >> > >> with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the > >> quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions. > >> > >> You must know your password to change your options (including changing > >> the password, itself) or to unsubscribe. It is: > >> > >> tombraider > >> > >> Normally, Mailman will remind you of your freenetproject.org mailing > >> list passwords once every month, although you can disable this if you > >> prefer. This reminder will also include instructions on how to > >> unsubscribe or change your account options. There is also a button on > >> your options page that will email your current password to you. > >> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 189 bytes Desc: Digital signature URL: <https://emu.freenetproject.org/pipermail/support/attachments/20061028/a251dc8a/attachment.pgp>