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/p2p/ General Anonymous 05/06/2020 (Wed) 02:13:46 No. 23
Welcome to /p2p/, the dedicated peer-to-peer thread for /tech/ and the bunker for /t/orrentfags. What is P2P? Peer-to-Peer technologies allow decentralized networks to share data. They can be used to bypass oppressive government regulations on speech or to download the latest seasonal anime. What are my options? First and foremost is BitTorrent, a common protocol where files are split into chunks which are then shared via swarm, which works to get everyone a copy. There are many BitTorrent clients out there, and everyone has a personal preference. Some are owned my corporations and full of spyware. It's recommended you use something open source, like Deluge or qBitTorrent. Won't my internet get shut down? If your ISP is cucked then they might, but thankfully there is a solution. Use a VPN! Don't trust any VPNs that advertise all over the place. What is IPFS? IPFS: The Interplanetary File System us a protocol designed to help decentralize the web as a whole. It works like a distributed filesystem where you can pin files you like and others can access them. https://ipfs.io/ What is I2P? I2P is similar to IPFS in that it is a distributed network which holds files and other information for access outside of regular channels. Entire websites can be mirrored and accessed via I2P. https://geti2p.net/ This thread is for discussion, questions, and recommendations regarding peer-to-peer technologies and filesharing. You may also offer, request, or trade invites to trackers. Also consider this the /tech/ Share Thread.
>>573 if you can, try to get into Bibliotik in addition to MAM. It has much greater quality control and organization, even if the community there is dead, and it's as easy as mam as long you spam 100 uploads from LA's Overdrive. Generally for books, your sources should be Bibliotik --> MAM --> Libgen/B-ok
>>593 has Bibliotik much advantages compared to MaM ? Ive just read that the invite is kinda hard, ratio is tough and the staff is not that friendly.
>Don't trust any VPNs that advertise all over the place. Is there legitimate evidence to believe such VPNs shouldn't be trusted? Or is this just conventional wisdom? Not saying conventional wisdom is without value here, I'm just curious.
>>896 Conventional wisdom. If they're advertising, it means their primary motivation is profit. They want more users and more money. Many of these VPNs have a hundred times as many users as smaller VPNs but charge two or three times as much. The purpose of VPNs like Nord or PIA is not to protect your privacy, like they claim, but to get around region-locked content. This is fine for normalfags who are dumb enough to effectively double their Netflix subscription for the privilege. The ones that advertise are always bringing new servers online with fresh IPs to avoid attempts to log which ones belong to them. Smaller ones do not do this; the fact that it's coming from an IP that is a known VPN is enough to secure privacy. Maybe they have logs, maybe they don't. They will aggressively deny it publicly. But it means if there is ever an attempt to grab information or force them to do so, they would rather toss you to the wolves than lose their income and shut down.
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Are ipfs websites a thing yet?
>>897 VPN's best functionality is for piracy and using it for sites that don't support Tor. While paid VPNs grant anonymity from your ISP, the same can't be said for websites you visit because they log your User Agent and Mac Address. Best way to circumvent this is by using a Virtual Machine on top of your VPN connection. You can run Tor on top of your VPN and your VM for extra layers of anonymity. But for imageboard sites like this, using a VPN with a privacy orientated browser will do.
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>>964 >they log your User Agent and Mac Address >they log your Mac Address
>>454 Why you didn't mentioned xatab and nemos?
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>>964 A virtual machine won't protect you from websites recording your user agent. Use Links2: it has an in-built feature that allows you to spoof the user agent. Otherwise though, a virtual machine is good for preventing hardware fingerprinting (unless you tell your hypervisor to use the same hardware as your real hardware, which would be stupid and defeat a lot of the privacy that can be gained from using virtual machines).
>>1736 Keep in mind spoofing your user agent isn't a silver bullet unless you're changing it with every request and also masking everything else. Not having fingerprints can often identify you more accurately than having generic ones. The benefit of a VM in this scenario is that things like fonts, resolution, plugins, etc can all be sandboxed to not represent your actual environment. These checks make it easy to identity you, and they're not locked down because nobody considered it a security risk to let sites identify your font catalog. Using a text mode browser can help, but not supporting features outright can also be logged and can probably identify your browser, and thus you, more easily. You need to mask your true software while blending in with the biggest crowd. If you look like a standard Chrome on Windows user then you stand out far less.
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What are your guys' thoughts on Retroshare?
>>1769 It works and can be used anonymously with their built in Tor proxy. I haven't seen and child pornography on there.
>>1769 Anything built on GNU is great. The hard part is convincing others to use it. Getting friends to sign up for Signal isn't too bad. I think Matrix might get there someday when performance stops being dogshit. Having an in-browser option helps get the Discord crowd on board. But asking people to use Retroshare is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, your security is related to the weakest privacy of all your messaging software, and convincing normalfags to use my ecosystem is the only way to stay safe.
>>1772 God, I fucking hate discord. If you've got a gaming group on a forum or something, it just syphons users away from that because everything is now happening 'in the discord.' Fuck that spyware kike shit.
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>>1763 If you're using firefox go into about:config and find privacy.Resistfingerprinting and toggle it to True and it will set your useragent to look like Firefox on a Windows machine, although sites can still detect your actual platform through javascript. It also randomizes canvas data I think, and does some things to a few timers.
>>966 lol loser you probably don't even have a mac address you're too poor to have an iphone
>>1787 Canvas fingerprinting is a somewhat overlooked issue that can make you susceptible to advertiser tracking. I didn't know FF had native blocking capabilities. There are extensions to do the same, and it gives me an alert when a site tries to fingerprint me.
>>1787 canvas.poisondata > privacy.resistfingerprinting Tor is for niggers
>>964 >websites >log your and Mac Address I'm going to give you the benifit of the doubt and say you were talking about ISPs and not websites. and really, i don't think isps would unless you were a dumb nigger and used the router they provided.
>>565 My only issue with private tracker is most of them seem to want you to be really active where as I only torrent things on rare occasions.
>>2047 That is a pain in the ass. I don't mind seeding constantly but I hate having to log in all the time.
>>565 >>2047 >>2048 I've always been wary of private trackers. Public trackers may be riddled with malware but at least you can get good torrents without viruses if you know what you're doing. Meanwhile, from what I know, a general rule of getting into a private tracker is that you can't use a VPN, so you're fucked if the government comes snooping around the tracker, especially since the people maintaining the tracker will probably be the first to sell you off for shortened prison sentences. But, I also don't know the complete story. So can people fill me in on why they're so "great"?
>>2048 you only need to login once a month, retard
>>2050 I've never used a private tracker with rules against VPN's. Some even actively advertise VPN services. >So can people fill me in on why they're so "great"? Less likely to have pozzed fake torrents, more likely to have rare torrents seeded because of incentives to seed content for long periods of time.
>>2087 There's also fewer reporters. Many public torrents have organizations which run bots and send automated letters to every IP they connect to. Those go to your ISP and sometimes they'll penalize you. Private is less risky when going raw. The good ones all adapt to VPNs, though. They can track you without needing your IP, although most of them will block sign-ups over a VPN so they have at least one "real" IP on record. I think they mainly care about ban evasion, but it's a risk if the server gets seized.
>>1769 I like the concept but in execution it's underwhelming. You have to add people manually, but because the community is so small people just end up adding the same few 24/7 nodes and joining the same network.
I've got a 2gb file of sought after erotic hypno (S@mB@n) files I want to share, but I don't have the capacity to host/seed a torrent. Where can I easily post it online so others can handle the spreading afterwards?
>>2207 You could try pinning the files on IPFS, but if you're the only node then it will be just as bad for your bandwidth as a torrent. You can try uploading to MegaUpload. I think they accept any file size, and people just use tools to circumvent daily download limits. You could also split the archive into multiple files which are easier to download, but this inhibits spreading.
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I2P can import/export reseed files. Yggdrasil pretty much requires that you manually specify peers to connect to (for the first hop, anyway). ZeroNet will work with pretty much any tracker you throw at it. What does Tor have if the indexing servers and dirauths go down?
>>2207 Just upload the file to mega, or create an archive as smaller, split files to upload to other hosts with file restrictions. If it's something people want, then hopefully someone will take the file and create the torrent to seed.
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>>454 >>462 I know these posts are more than a year old but for anyone else stumbling upon this know that the repacks will extract without any issues if you set 'windows version' to windows xp in wineconfig. If the game you are playing complains just switch it back to whatever after install.
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Anyone know where I can download a trainer for the game Pid? The only one I found is in cheathappens and they want me to pay for it
>>3902 cheat engine retard a fucking 8 year old can do it

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