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Old June 29th, 2009
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Default How things are developping now with gnutella?

it is about a year now (I was just incited again to come here after receiving a "happy birthday" greeting from the forum... Thanks) that I didn't come on here (sorry guys!), not by lack of interest, but only since now, and for almost 2 years, even if in the past I did use a lot traditional P2P: LimeWire, Azureus and mlDonkey, about equally (and most of time working at the same time), seing the political situation made me become more attentive to how to proceed.

At the moment I'm still experimenting with Freenet, Stealthnet, i2p, Ants, but all of those, even if extremely secure and promising, are still at this time very feable as content.

So, I'm now relaying exclusively on Pando that has about as much content as one was able to find on Gnutella or Donkey-mule, but (since it is end to end crypted) is as protected as could be wished...

I also know that some trials have been made by some of those new netwebs (or vice versa) to include torrents (Azureus, Snark), or gnutella or Donkey (Ants) file-strings to their owns, but not too successfully yet...

I'd like to know (since I really enjoyed the old Gnutella all the times I was using it), if today, some efforts are made to find a really secure client using it... some client that couldn't be traced, nor read for destination and content...

I'm sure the time of the attacks against P2P, is already counted, all the attackers being already half death now, but there will still be some unpleasant years to come till this settles down, and so I'd prefer for those years to be confortable...
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Glad to see you back. And a belated happy birthday!

I downloaded Panda earlier in year I think it was but it appeared to me to be a commercial software. I cannot recall exactly now but something I did not trust about it. I trashed the installer just some days back coincidentally.

Same company that took over BearShare hijacked ShareAza & their forums. However, the true devs for ShareAza have moved to a new forum at Shareaza / Shareaza • Index page & are continuing with version 2.4 (versions later than 3 are fakes & only connect to the same lame commercial network as Bearshare, iMesh, etc.) Shareaza • View topic - The Story: Shareaza, iMesh, RIAA, and Recent Events

The older versions of these programs (& genuine Shareaza version) continue to be used with enthusiasts helping to keep them in action with updated connection caches, etc.
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Hi, Lord of the rings, and thanks for the answer, but well, shareaza... sure, I could use it (even if it is only for windows, I've got an XP Pro installed on my imac) but it isn't an especially secured program is it? not encrypted, and not invisible on its path, every ISP can easily say what you DL and UL, and where it comes from, and any bloomin observer with the adequat program can spot a torrent or package from its content, and find the IP of sender and receiver... I know, Shareaza is a multi Nets client, but so is mlDonkey (that can connect to Gnutella, Gnutella II, torrents, eDonkey-eMule, and few more) but just as mlDonkey, Shareaza is just as unsecure than anything else... or I may be mistaken?

Aren't they some new developments yet for some client with sumore security, on for instance Gnutella ?

(and as for Pando, well it is certainly not the place here to talk about it to much, and sure, it is commercial, but just same as was old eDonkey and also LimeWire, and the thing is that being end to end encrypted, even the server can't uncrypt it, so even if they got an IP, nobody could say what was really DLed... I use it often to send big packets (1GB) to friends, using their mail address)
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