what is it? is it a security tool like pperguardian or TOR?

Asked by pliut on 2010-12-13

I need some easy mode informations about this package, please!
I thank u in advance

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Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #1

It is a P2P client that claims to provide confidential sharing. More info:

$ aptitude show gnunet
Package: gnunet
State: not installed
Version: 0.8.1b-4
Priority: optional
Section: universe/net
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Uncompressed Size: 73.7k
Depends: gnunet-client, gnunet-server, gnunet-tools
Description: secure, trust-based peer-to-peer framework (meta)
 GNUnet is a peer-to-peer framework which focuses on providing security. All link-to-link messages in the network are
 confidential and authenticated. The framework provides a transport abstraction layer and can currently encapsulate the
 peer-to-peer traffic in UDP, TCP, or SMTP messages.

 This package is a metapackage depending on gnunet-client, gnunet-server and gnunet-tools.
Homepage: http://www.gnunet.org/

The wikipedia article has some nice info:

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