Alec Muffett alec.muffett at
Fri Jan 20 11:14:26 UTC 2012

On 20 Jan 2012, at 11:00, Tei wrote:

> Fileshares can organize thenselves in sites based on a forum software
> that is private by default (open with registration), then share some
> "information" file that include the url to the files hosted, and the
> key to unencrypt these files, and some metadata. A special desktop
> program* would load that information file, and start the http
> download.

At the risk of kicking over old ground, there are a bunch of privacy solutions like this; possibly the most complete attempt (in terms of attempted privacy and distribution) is Freenet:

...but it's slow; then there's Tahoe-LAFS - a decentralised filesystem:

...but it's slow; then there are connection anonymisation tools like I2P and Tor, but - wonderful as they are - they're slow.  

Can you see a pattern developing that would be relevant to the downloader of 700Mb+ AVIs? :-)

It would be great to speed them through wider adoption, but until then...


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