urn:uuid:99658031-1790-57a9-8289-4a678ffc1a16 Topic: P2P – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:ec589569-6851-44eb-ae99-d12deacd57ab 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z A privacy review of Tribler, the onion-routed BitTorrent app An in-depth privacy and security review of Tribler, a more private BitTorrent client backed by an onion/layered encryption proxy relay network. Is it anonymous? <p>Tribler is a free and open-source file-sharing app for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It adds something unique to the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol: onion routing. Onion routing, best known from the Tor Browser project, is a network routing scheme that relays connections via multiple proxies. Tribler encrypts your connections in layers, so that each relay proxy only knows the IP address of the next and previous hop in the routing chain. This system can help provide more anonymity and obscure what you’re downloading and from where from prying eyes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tribler-onion-routed-bittorrent.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c72b2d-18f7-4a13-9e72-f2131d511a7b 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z How to make Windows Update prioritize Delivery Optimization downloads How to get Windows Delivery Optimization to download updates from PCs on your LAN network (or the internet). Reduce internet data/bandwidth usage with LAN P2P. <p>Windows Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service for software from Microsoft. It works with Windows Update and updates from the Microsoft Store. The service can help reduce your data/bandwidth usage, and free up limited internet bandwidth for other activities. It can optionally also download from other Microsoft customers over the internet.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-delivery-optimization.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:822dfeea-a002-41f5-8269-4151c246f762 2020-12-30T00:39:00Z 2021-01-15T03:17:00Z Brave adds support for IPFS distributed P2P websites The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server. <p>The Brave browser recently added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol in its beta release channel (desktop only). IPFS is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol that can be used in web browsers to visit websites that are hosted by the website’s visitors instead of a central web server. This is called the distributed web. For the last two decades, the open web has been on a steady course into the hands of a few behemoth multinational companies. The distributed web is a tool that can wrangle back control from the few and hand it back to the many.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ipfs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3a48628a-acaa-4b73-9da7-aba83fee4c1f 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z What happened to BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom web browser? In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way. <p>In April 2015, BitTorrent Inc. announced the public beta of Project Maelstrom; its new experimental peer-to-peer web browser. The browser reimagined the web using the company’s name sake file-sharing protocol. Websites would be distributed equally by its visitors instead of being hosted by an expensive central web server. The company published a beta and some blog posts, but then never mentioned Project Maelstrom again. What happened to it?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bittorrent-maelstrom.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d9fd3f1d-0622-4f2d-a4d1-4ff84a2478da 2020-05-22T03:49:00Z 2020-05-22T03:49:00Z P2P apps’ connection amnesia makes them less fault-tolerant Peer-to-peer apps forget the IP addresses it communicated with in the last session and rely on peer-discovery all the time. Caching can make them more robust. <p>Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications discover peer devices either using a centralized tracking server (e.g. Syncthing, Dat, BitTorrent) or a “server-less” distributed hash table (DHT). Server-less solutions like DHT are never truly serverless, though. I’ve previously discussed how DHT clients are overly reliant on centralized bootstrapping/introduction servers and how that acts as a single-point-of-failure.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/cache-p2p-connections.html">Read more …</a></p>