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I like to make peer-to-peer things, and think we should structure the future in
a way which builds in privacy by default in a maximally peer-to-peer way.
Besides working on I2P, I have a bunch of side-projects
are also I2P labs projects.
I2P Webextensions and Browser Research
- I2P in Private Browsing Mode for Firefox
inspired by Brave, this browser extension enforces a few privacy rules for
Firefox, then implements a set of "Container Tabs" which can be used to browse
I2P in a way which is automatic and safe.
- I2P Configuration Helper for Chromium
A fork of the Firefox plugin before it used container tabs, after the user sets
up an I2P browsing profile this plugin can automatically set up the profile to
use I2P with the maximum privacy available from Chromium.
- Railroad Anonymous Blogging Platform Railroad is a simple tool
for anonymous blogging built on github.com/kabukky/journey
and retaining most of it's features, while adding a few to make it suitable for
use as a destkop-based I2P application.
- eepHttpd static web server/bittorrent tracker eephttpd is a web
server which turns I2P sites into torrents, then volunteers to act as a tracker
for them. It's also capable of updating site content from a git remote.
- BRB IRC Client/Server/WebIRC Groupchat BRB is a combination of an IRC
client, an IRC server, and a WebIRC service, all of which are automatically
configured to connect and listen on I2P connections only. It can be used as
a safe, easy to configure IRC client, or use it with the BRB IRC server for
a selfhosted group chat. Powered by Dispatch,
Eris, and sam-forwarder
- Experimental I2P Jpackage Installers Jpackage is a tool for bundling
Java software with all the runtime dependencies and a Java environment which are
required to make them work. We may be able to use this to create easier-to-use
- I2P Browser Fingerprint Gallery
This is an ongoing evaluation of the various ways there are to configure
browsers for I2P and a developing rating system for them.
I2P Git Hosting
I host git services on I2P at git.idk.i2p, with a non-anonymous
mirror available at i2pgit.org. I provide this service freely to
the I2P community and it is open to the public, but do have a Terms of Service which
is predicated on my own threat model. If the TOS is not acceptable to you, I highly
encourage you to run your own gitlab instance using the instructions I wrote, available
on the I2P project I2P Site and
on the Web.
What's Weird about this I2P Site?
This I2P site uses an experimental feature of I2P in Private browsing called
X-I2P-TorrentLocation. If you are using the latest version of the extension, you
may notice that there is a pageAction available in the URL bar(It's the little I2P
logo). If you click that pageAction and follow the magnet link, you will begin to
download a torrent named idk.i2p. As the torrent completes, the extension will begin
to replace on-page resources hosted on my server with exactly the same files, except
shared and downloaded via I2PSnark. The result is a sort of distributed, voluntary
pseudo-CDN which makes it possible to do things like embed videos directly in your
I2P Site and actually have them play completely. All of this is accomplished, of
course, by cheating. If you download the torrent, the file is on your computer, so
of course it's available in a reliable way. Besides that, even if your content
goes down, any of your visitors will be able to reproduce your site on a new hostname,
which may provide a level of resistance to being taken down. How it affects traffic
flows remains to be seen, but it means that some I2P users will be fetching less
content via their HTTP Proxies, and will be doing it less repeatedly.
- InfoGraphic Gallery for testing X-I2P-TorrentLocation This
page is to test X-I2P-TorrentLocation. It embeds a bunch of large images/infographics
I collected off of reddit and is intentionally heavy so it may be slow to load. It will
use torrent-based resources if I2P In Private Browsing mode is installed and the idk.i2p
torrent is downloaded.
- Videos about I2P Gallery for testing X-I2P-TorrentLocation This page
is even heavier, it embeds videos that have to do with I2P and other crypto/privacy/overlay
networking related topics.
- Plugin Archive This page is my mirror of the plugin archive at
stats.i2p. I created one here because the utility of
X-I2P-TorrentLocation is that it allows you to mingle the versatile presentation abilities
of hypertext with redundant, peer-to-peer resources, and by using it for plugins, we can
make it much harder to take them down by taking down their archives. The same would apply
for any software, actually, this is just where I started.
Go(golang) I2P Tools
- samcatd a.k.a. sam-forwarder
many of the other applications use sam-forwarder as a way of automatically
configuring i2ptunnels, including:
- httptunnel is a standalone http
proxy for I2P that uses SAM and implements an interface like sam-forwarder.
- eephttpd is a simple static http
server with markdown parsing support.
- gitsam is a super-simple git
repository setup built on eephttpd and gitkit.
- reposam is a binary deb repository
built on repogen.
- samtracker is a simple torrent
tracker built upon retracker.
- cowyosam is a pastebin-wiki hybrid
built on cowyo
is a tool for fingerprinting browsers as they visit eepSites to determine if
useful information can be extracted.
- outproxy is a standalone outproxy
built on SAM. Definitely don't use it if you don't know what you're in for.
- libanonvpn is a VPN library and
terminal application that uses SAM Datagrams. Sort of like onioncat, but
- checki2cp is an I2P router presence
detection tool. Use it to find out if an I2P router is installed.
- goSam is a SAM library for Go that
implements an HTTP Transport.
- i2pdig is dig, but for I2P. It's been
a while, I'll update it soon.
- iget iget is an eepget clone, with some
extra features and room to grow.
- keyto is a text key conversion tool.
- sam3 is another SAM library for Go, but
it implements a net.Conn and net.Packetconn making it a near drop-in
replacement for regular connections.
Sun Nov 26 03:21:12 EST 2017
Hi. This is the blog where I'm going to document all the wierd stuff I do on my
home network. I'm most passionate about the areas where I am relatively free of
constraints, and for me, that is in hobby computing in my own home. But since
it's not a place with an IT staff and other organizational resources, I
sometimes do wierd, ill-advised things to get my computers just the way I like
Also I'm pretty bad at blogging.
Mon Jan 22 12:41:21 EST 2018
Getting nervous, about to flash an up-to-date coreboot port to my netbook via
a ch341a flasher. I'm about 99% sure I'm not going to hurt anything, but who
Tue Mar 31, 15:04:40 EST 2020
See, I told you I was pretty bad at blogging. Over 2 years. Lots of code though.
Sun Oct 11, 04:08:56 EDT 2020
Note to self: from now on, build the site with:
make all && make seed && git commit -am "Example commit message" && git push --all