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Anonymous Internet communication system

I2P is a project to build, deploy, and maintain a network supporting secure and anonymous communication. People using I2P are in control of the tradeoffs between anonymity, reliability, bandwidth usage, and latency. There is no central point in the network on which pressure can be exerted to compromise the integrity, security, or anonymity of the system. The network supports dynamic reconfiguration in response to various attacks, and has been designed to make use of additional resources as they become available. Of course, all aspects of the network are open and freely available.

Unlike many other anonymizing networks, I2P doesn't try to provide anonymity by hiding the originator of some communication and not the recipient, or the other way around. I2P is designed to allow peers using I2P to communicate with each other anonymously — both sender and recipient are unidentifiable to each other as well as to third parties. For example, today there are both in-I2P web sites (allowing anonymous publishing / hosting) as well as HTTP proxies to the normal web (allowing anonymous web browsing).


"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-help irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-help] " IRC Help channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-help irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-help]
"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p] " IRC general channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p]
"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-dev irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-dev] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-dev irc:irc.freenode.net/i2p-dev]

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Leaders and contributors

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperBug Trackinghttp://trac.i2p2.de

Software prerequisites

Required to useJava Runtime 1.5 or higher

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 September 2013.


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