P2P will save us all

The Freenet Project is a P2P network that will save democracy (and bandwidth).

The Freenet Project is a P2P network that operates like the internet but encrypts all transmissions and allows for anonymity, so allows for information freedom in places like China where there is heavy censorship.

Apart from its democratic value, I have often thought that all web protocols like HTTP should be P2P as its a more efficient way to use bandwidth. If web browsers all became P2P client and simply shared their cache I think there would be massive bandwidth savings.

Just a thought.

21 thoughts on “P2P will save us all”

  1. BJ, BitTorrent does require the file to be uploaded to a server, it also requires a “tracker”, so it it actually much harder to publish content via BitTorrent than via Dijjer. This is one of the main benefits of Dijjer over BitTorrent.

    Neither Dijjer nor BitTorrent provide any user anonymity, as this is not their goal.

  2. yo, check out dijjer.org. It is a p2p cache system written by one of the authors of freenet. Only problem is that someone stilll must host the original web content somewhere and there is nothing someone making a direct connection (unless they take it down). Bittorrent, on the other hand, allows you to start sharing without have to have uploaded to a website.

    Not sure if it provides anonymity and encryption like freenet??

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