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Installing the I2P darknet software in Linux (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Installing the I2P darknet software in Linux


This video is intended to get you started with the I2P darknet software under Linux (Ubuntu 10.10 in this case). I've done a previous version that details installing I2P under Windows. I2P (originally standing for Invisible Internet Project) can be seen as a networking layer sitting on top of IP that uses cryptography to keep messages confidential, and multiple peer to peer network tunnels for anonymity and plausible deniability. While Tor is focused more for hiding your identity while surfing the public Internet, I2P is geared more toward networking multiple I2P users together. While you can surf to the public Internet using one of the I2P out proxies, it's meant more for hiding the identity of the providers of services (for example eepSites), sort of like Tor's concept of Hidden Services, but much faster. Another advantage I2P has is NetDB, a distributed way to let peers know about each other once initial seeding has occurred. Tor on the other hand uses it's own directory to identify servers, which in theory could be more easily blocked. Both networks have their advantages and trade offs. This video won't cover the details of I2P's peering or encryption systems, and may seem kind of rambling, but it should be enough to get you up and running on the darknet.

Welcome to Cipherspace.


Downloads:

http://www.archive.org/download/InstallingTheI2pDarknetSoftwareInLinux/i2p-darknet-in-linux.wmv (Better quality112.7MB)
http://www.archive.org/download/InstallingTheI2pDarknetSoftwareInLinux/i2p-darknet-in-linux_512kb.mp4 (Smaller 27.7MB)

Commands used:

Have http://www.i2p2.de/ open
Open command prompt
java -jar i2pinstall_0.8.2.exe
sudo apt-get install default-jre
java -jar i2pinstall_0.8.2.exe
./i2prouter status
./i2prouter start

Useful Links:

Windows Install Information:
http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/getting-started-with-the-i2p-darknet

I2P Home Page:
http://www.i2p2.de/

 

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