December 23rd, 2006 by Keith
Want a secure peer-to-peer (P2P) networking framework? Perhaps, you could try GNUnet 0.7.1, one that does not use any centralised, or otherwise, trusted services as third party.
With GNUnet, the first service implementation on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing protocol. The application uses a simple, excess-based economic model to allocate resources such that its users in the GNUnet network can monitor each other’s behaviour with respect to resource usage. For example, peers that contribute more to the network are rewarded with better service; in a way similar to BitTorrent.
In this latest release, peers using GNUnet 0.7.1 should be able to communicate with peers using 0.7.0 using a compatibility transport TCP service. Note that, this latest release is still classified under Beta development, and is likely to remain so until the actual stable version, 1.0.0, will be out approximately in a year’s time.
Some of the changes over the last release includes improvement made on the internal APIs. There should be noticeable improvements in stability and performance as well as minor visual and functional improvements.
Interest users can download the applications from below for free.