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A version of fopnu that uses the tor network exclusively...

by Guest on 2020/06/01 09:17:46 AM    
Openvpn and borrowed credentials isn't good.  If fopnu was designed to work with the tor network, it would become the goto p2p system.
by Guest on 2020/06/02 12:48:31 PM    
I think we all l;ke that idea. A concern I would have is that many would see such a use of the tor network as an abuse, maybe theres some middle road there to follow ?
by Guest on 2020/06/02 03:55:45 PM    
Here are a few things I thought I should mention.

1) Tor devs do not recommend using Tor for P2P / bittorrent. (This includes other P2P file sharing protocols. Tor network bandwidth is not unlimited. | https://blog.torproject.org/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea  )

2) Currently not possible because Tor only supports TCP. Fopnu is UDP only. You can not use SOCKS or HTTP proxies with UDP traffic. This is why there is no proxy support for Fopnu.

3) Your VPN choice isn't limited to OpenVPN. You can use a different VPN protocol such as Wireguard or IKEv2. If you are using OpenVPN, make sure you are using it in UDP mode and not TCP. If you can, consider setting up your own VPN server or pay for your own VPN. You can find an outline for Wireguard here: https://forum.tixati.com/offtopic/337  It's easily translatable to Fopnu. Just ignore the iptables rules that include TCP because Fopnu doesn't use it. And maybe pick a different port if you want.
by Guest on 2020/06/04 05:46:51 PM    
Perhaps I2P is the route to take ?
by Guest on 2020/06/05 04:21:20 PM    
Correction: Apparently socks5 does support UDP but I've never used it for that. I was thinking of HTTP proxies and socks4 proxies.  (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1928  | mentioned on page 2)

This new protocol extends the SOCKS Version 4 model to include UDP, and extends the framework to include provisions for generalized strong authentication schemes, and extends the addressing scheme to encompass domain-name and V6 IP addresses.

If you have the choice between a VPN and proxy, use a VPN. For I2P support, I don't think that's ever going to happen. Not impossible to get working but it would be way too much work. You can already use I2P for file sharing.
by Guest on 2020/06/05 04:45:09 PM    
They had to modify the bittorrent protocol to work on I2P: https://geti2p.net/en/docs/applications/bittorrent   (Please keep this here. It's a good example.) The same will have to be done for Fopnu if the dev wanted to support it.
by Guest on 2020/06/09 07:33:57 PM    
Like someone else said it would be abuse to p2p over tor. I think programs like BiglyBT have a good method of being able to use clearnet and i2p either exclusive or merged.
It would be pretty cool to see i2p implemented in some way.
There are also some lightweight ways to run i2p too if you don't want the java version. https://github.com/i2p-zero/i2p-zero  and https://github.com/PurpleI2P/i2pd




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