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boringskip wrote

I2P needs more love. It's better than Tor in a lot of ways. I always say, let Tor handle clearnet browsing and let I2P handle darknet browsing.

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FreeeeeeeeeeeBerkeleySD wrote

I2P needs more love. It's better than Tor in a lot of ways. I always say, let Tor handle clearnet browsing and let I2P handle darknet browsing.

Even for "darknet browsing" Tor is still better, however since torrenting is BAD for the Tor network and warned against by the Tor Project itself, i2p remains the best choice for anonymous torrenting.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

yeah but to get into i2p dont I need a friend to "sponsor" me in? I know that there are public i2p "hubs", but arent we back to something really similar to tor? Could you give me a TLDR of why I2P is better than tor?

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boringskip wrote

no, nothing like that. you'll install it and it'll just work. i prefer it because it handles hidden sites and p2p much better.

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gen3 wrote

Any good I2P trackers, magnet aggregator sites out there? The last time I tried it the speed on the postmans tracker was horrible.

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anarcho_pirate wrote (edited )

I tried this out a few days ago. What I was really looking for was a way to get stuff from mainstream sites (i.e. The Pirate Bay) without having an intellectual pooperty owner getting my IP address and making my ISP send angry letters. Maybe I'm just not doing something right, but I'm not sure what features it offers that the built-in client does not. I suppose if you are using the C++ i2p implementation, it would compliment that.

Edit: It also operates a local webserver on port 1488, which is funny if coincidental.

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FreeeeeeeeeeeBerkeleySD wrote

I tried this out a few days ago. What I was really looking for was a way to get stuff from mainstream sites (i.e. The Pirate Bay) ....

It won't work with that, you must get the i2p torrents from places like http://tracker2.postman.i2p

Maybe I'm just not doing something right, but I'm not sure what features it offers that the built-in client does not.

No java is already a good selling point :)

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boringskip wrote

I keep having trouble getting the c++ version working

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anarcho_pirate wrote

Yeah, I prefer c++ in general, but i2pd doesn't have graphical configuration options. I just wanted to get right into torrenting.