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Re: I2P (was Re: Psiphon (Was: Bootstraping Tor manually to get past the Great Firewall))

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 10:24:20PM -0600, Arrakistor wrote:
> Speaking of Psiphon, anyone here familiar with I2P? This just popped
> up on my radar:
> http://www.i2p.net/home

My opinions on I2P are here:

Alas, that opinion is a couple of years old, but looking over their site,
it looks like it still holds. Perhaps they have been secretly doing
convincing research on anonymity questions since then, but...yeah. :)

It is likely that a few of their design decisions are actually better
than Tor's, but many of them probably aren't, and I have no idea which
are which. The I2P design subscribes to same design approach as Freenet:
"add complexity until it's secure." This is a different mentality than
Tor's "simplify until you know what you have" approach.