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Hide IP Addresses

by Guest on 2017/08/14 03:35:00 PM    
I tried it out and was able to see other Peers' IP addresses. Is this normal? The feature list shows encryption. Why is the client showing anyone's IP address?
by Guest on 2017/08/15 01:46:36 AM    
it is normal and there is encryption. it says on the front page:
Full connection encryption and decentralized public key infrastructure
by Pri on 2017/08/15 03:24:36 AM    
The client uses encryption for the transmission of data between clients that's all. IP Addresses are not hidden because the client does not work like TOR. Meaning your information is not forwarded through random nodes in the network to make you anonymous to an observer.

To add the masking of IP Addresses would require an entire rewrite of the software. It would also make file transfers dreadfully slow as your files would have to come from other peers on the network.

My advice, get yourself a paid VPN service if you intend to use Fopnu. That will protect your IP completely.
by Guest on 2017/12/02 03:01:10 PM    
I use a VPN on a Ubuntu box.  With most torrent clients, I can specify that the client only use the VPN rather than the regular network card's IP  

I don't see how to force Fopnu to only use my VPN.  

Can anyone tell me how I can insure Fopnu only communicates via my VPN and if the VPN goes down, Fopnu gets disconnected?

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by Guest on 2017/12/02 09:07:16 PM    
go to settings->network

im pretty sure if you put the ip of your vpn into one of the 'local address or interface' boxes, it will only use that ip.
by Guest on 2017/12/08 02:38:42 PM    
use a vpn untill thay diside to hash the ip or untill thay diside to encpyt the ip
Which will then make it more secure for you too use as public ip showing is very unscure for the likes of RIAA, MPAA Copyright Warnings letters being sent too your home address
by Guest on 2017/12/11 04:49:48 PM    
> to hash the ip or untill thay diside to encpyt the ip

This is no such thing as hashing or encrypting the IP like you describe it. You can't route packets directly to other users unless you know their actual IP. Masking the IPs inside the program is 100% useless as well since you can find where UDP packets are sent very easily using something like Wireshark.

If you need an anonymous network for file sharing, use Freenet or I2P, none of which support direct 1-to-1 connections for transferring data in order to hide the IPs and are therefore much slower than fopnu.

Otherwise just buy a VPN and use fopnu.
by Guest on 2017/12/13 01:34:17 PM    
does winmx not hash the ip on the chat rooms list and users ip ?

so why can not encryption the chat rooms host ip or chat room users
by Guest on 2017/12/20 03:42:29 PM    
> does winmx not hash the ip on the chat rooms list and users ip ?

If you can browse a user and then download a file from them, then it's trivial to find their IP, in WinMX, Fopnu, or any other network that utilizes direct connections between users for data transfers.
by Guest on 2017/12/21 08:08:40 AM    
by Pri on 2017/08/15 03:24:36 AM
The client uses encryption for the transmission of data between clients that's all. IP Addresses are not hidden because the client does not work like TOR. Meaning your information is not forwarded through random nodes in the network to make you anonymous to an observer.

To add the masking of IP Addresses would require an entire rewrite of the software. It would also make file transfers dreadfully slow as your files would have to come from other peers on the network.

My advice, get yourself a paid VPN service if you intend to use Fopnu. That will protect your IP completely.

It should be noted that not all VPN's are alike.  If the VPN logs connections, it is trivial for third parties to demand/subpoena those logs.  My personal recommendation is PIA, but other providers may be as good.  When considering a VPN, you want to know WHAT they log, and HOW LONG they keep their logs.  Ideally, they log nothing.  In reality, they have to log a little bit of data, just to keep your connections up.  The sooner logs are deleted, the better!!
by Zero3K on 2018/04/26 09:30:50 PM    
How about hiding the last part of the IP address behind an asterisk or similar?
by Guest on 2018/08/27 05:09:00 PM    
If your VPN has a Kill switch, that works, then your ISP's ip address will be shielded and all activity is blocked. If you turn off VPN manually the kill switch isn't activated.
by BugMagnet on 2018/09/07 07:16:41 PM    
yes, tixati could mask the IP of others with an * or .xxx but this would simply create a false sense of privacy.
an IP is an address. It is the address to your computer. unless others know your address they can't send info to you.

things like VPN, Ip2 and Tor act like a trusted middleman. that service knows your IP address and forwards data to you without the sender knowing your IP.

It is like using paypal to purchase things. you give your bank account or credit card info to paypal and they send money to a seller. The seller does not get your banking information, only the money.

point is, even if tixati hid the IP of others, the operating system would reveal it. In windows, netstat /an
and of course there are many other utilities that reveals not only IP but the actual data. Tixati can encrypt the data, but not IP.

If the DEVteam gets enough support to be able to devote the time and resources to it, I suspect that IP masking functionality will be coming in the future.  For now...use VPN.




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