Freenet 0.7.5 Build 1450 for Windows

by Freenet Project Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (34 votes)

File Details

File Size 14.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,220
Publisher Freenet Project Inc.
Homepage Freenet

Publisher's Description

Freenet is a large-scale peer-to-peer network which pools the power of member computers around the world to create a massive virtual information store, much like a global hard drive. The network is built first and foremost with anonymity in mind. Communications by the nodes are encrypted and are "routed-through" other nodes to make it more difficult to determine who is requesting the information and what its content is. Users contribute to the network by giving bandwidth and a portion of their hard drive for storing files. Unlike other peer-to-peer file sharing networks, this does not let the user control what is stored in the data store. Instead, files are kept or deleted depending on how popular they are, with the least popular being discarded to make way for newer or more popular content. Files in the data store are encrypted to reduce the likelihood of prosecution by persons wishing to censor Freenet content.

Latest Reviews

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v0.7.5 Build 1450 on Jul 28, 2013

My problem is that even tho all these projects like this and the onionrouter and such, they do increase anonymity a lot, but it's so incredibly slow due to the distributed nature of how it works and the fact that most people do not have fully symmetric gigabit connections at home (and even if they did, the connections between the various ISP's nets and the rest of the internet still suck) that unless are you are using it for something illegal like child porn, most people will not bother because it's like being back in 1995...which was.. ugh..

gorfian

gorfian reviewed v0.5.2.8 on Aug 9, 2005

Freenet does what it's supposed to do very well, but aside from everything else, it's still in development. I always get the most recent freenet.jar and seednodes.ref from the freentproject.org site, without current files it might not work at all.

adakjake

adakjake reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 21, 2003

This program is the absolute unhyperdrive. What good is information access at a snail's pace!

glemb

glemb reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

Only for advanced users. For now, all of us (standard dudes) must wait for an easier and better interface FreeNet client...

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

1. Slow, real slooow. Even with broadband you can clean yer house and cook and eat and it still is in process of loading.

2. I am all for freedom but this looks like a place that is not interested in just p2p sharing but more like a place for pediphiles and such.Allowing content of that nature is in poor taste even to me.

I removed it for not having any positive attributes as well as it's failure to provide any reason not to use current applicatons that do the job better and are more efficient using existing format. (whats so great about this that emule can't do better?)

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

I can see some flaws with this system. It looks similar to the type of controvercial system Juno tried to implement unsuccessfully.

Does this system still work if someone turns their computer off?
And how do you keep illegal material from being stored on your machine?

oppman25

oppman25 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

indexing sites came very slow and most were dead. I was not able to dowload anyhing on this so called P2P. I will stick to emule.

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

Kilroy, you could have checked there site. There's specific information to get it to run behind a firewall or NAT.

How do I get freenet working with a Firewall/NAT?

1. Open the freenet.conf or freenet.ini file in a text editor. On Windows you will normally find this file in c:\Program Files\Freenet, on Linux you will find it wherever you unpacked the Freenet tarball.
2. Find the line containing the ipAddress setting and change it to:

ipAddress=x.x.x.x

...where x.x.x.x is the IP address of your NAT or Firewall (consult the manual if you are unsure how to determine this).
3. Find the line containing listenPort and take a note of the number it is set to - do not change it.
4. Configure your NAT or firewall to forward connections to the listenPort number that you noted in the previous step, to the same port on your computer (you will probably need to know your computer's internal IP address which will often begin with 192.168.x.x)

Kilroy

Kilroy reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

I can't use it because I have a firewall. I'd like them to make it more user friendly, but because I agree that the internet NEEDS more freedom I'm giving this 5 stars and am hoping they get this past firewalls and make it user friendly

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

0.5.2.1 contains an *important* security fix

Avg. Rating 3.9 (34 votes)
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Qlib

Qlib reviewed v0.7.5 Build 1450 on Jul 28, 2013

My problem is that even tho all these projects like this and the onionrouter and such, they do increase anonymity a lot, but it's so incredibly slow due to the distributed nature of how it works and the fact that most people do not have fully symmetric gigabit connections at home (and even if they did, the connections between the various ISP's nets and the rest of the internet still suck) that unless are you are using it for something illegal like child porn, most people will not bother because it's like being back in 1995...which was.. ugh..

gorfian

gorfian reviewed v0.5.2.8 on Aug 9, 2005

Freenet does what it's supposed to do very well, but aside from everything else, it's still in development. I always get the most recent freenet.jar and seednodes.ref from the freentproject.org site, without current files it might not work at all.

adakjake

adakjake reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 21, 2003

This program is the absolute unhyperdrive. What good is information access at a snail's pace!

glemb

glemb reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

Only for advanced users. For now, all of us (standard dudes) must wait for an easier and better interface FreeNet client...

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

1. Slow, real slooow. Even with broadband you can clean yer house and cook and eat and it still is in process of loading.

2. I am all for freedom but this looks like a place that is not interested in just p2p sharing but more like a place for pediphiles and such.Allowing content of that nature is in poor taste even to me.

I removed it for not having any positive attributes as well as it's failure to provide any reason not to use current applicatons that do the job better and are more efficient using existing format. (whats so great about this that emule can't do better?)

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

I can see some flaws with this system. It looks similar to the type of controvercial system Juno tried to implement unsuccessfully.

Does this system still work if someone turns their computer off?
And how do you keep illegal material from being stored on your machine?

oppman25

oppman25 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 20, 2003

indexing sites came very slow and most were dead. I was not able to dowload anyhing on this so called P2P. I will stick to emule.

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

Kilroy, you could have checked there site. There's specific information to get it to run behind a firewall or NAT.

How do I get freenet working with a Firewall/NAT?

1. Open the freenet.conf or freenet.ini file in a text editor. On Windows you will normally find this file in c:\Program Files\Freenet, on Linux you will find it wherever you unpacked the Freenet tarball.
2. Find the line containing the ipAddress setting and change it to:

ipAddress=x.x.x.x

...where x.x.x.x is the IP address of your NAT or Firewall (consult the manual if you are unsure how to determine this).
3. Find the line containing listenPort and take a note of the number it is set to - do not change it.
4. Configure your NAT or firewall to forward connections to the listenPort number that you noted in the previous step, to the same port on your computer (you will probably need to know your computer's internal IP address which will often begin with 192.168.x.x)

Kilroy

Kilroy reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

I can't use it because I have a firewall. I'd like them to make it more user friendly, but because I agree that the internet NEEDS more freedom I'm giving this 5 stars and am hoping they get this past firewalls and make it user friendly

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v0.5.2.1 on Jul 19, 2003

0.5.2.1 contains an *important* security fix

Cirque

Cirque reviewed v0.5.2 on Jul 17, 2003

Annoying, Slow, Java?! Not at all what I expected and not even close to what I hoped for in a P2P program. Emule is by far a much better program for P2P. Utterly not worth it, don't bother to install this piece of junk.

fredclay

fredclay reviewed v0.5.2 on Jul 17, 2003

Hey, Whatever, I quote this from your statement: "for those of use that are educated"...so much for education, pal! Meanwhile, this program rocks!

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v0.5.2 on Jul 16, 2003

Better than ever! :) When freenet is widely adopted, it will change the world!

GrimHunter

GrimHunter reviewed v0.5.1 on Mar 19, 2003

everyone should run it! it became qiet stable, easy to use and it's fun browsing the network.

whatever_-_

whatever_-_ reviewed v0.5.1 on Mar 19, 2003

You know, jake, there is a difference between having something to hide and something to *protect*. Most people have very little to hide, but do have the integrity of their personal privacy to *protect*. I am assuming you feel anyone using this program must have something to *hide*, and the mere use of Freenode opens a person up to (well deserved, so you appear to think) scrutiny. Hey, if you don't have a problem with government, free enterprise and black hat hackers *spying* on you, for no other reason that they believe you are up to no good, then don't use things like encryption and the technologies underlying and embodied in Freenode. On the other hand, for those of use that are educated and used to thinking and doing for ourselves, we will see the truth for what it is. Increasingly in this world, you must protect yourself from unwarrented privacy invasion. In this day and age, innocent people people are forced to take steps to *protect* their *innocent* personal interests from unwarrented violation. OTOH, it really sucks that they've tied the official release of this program to JAVA, I hope someone developes a win32 native client at some point, that's all that's keeping me from using it.

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