Babel (protocol) Alternatives

    Babel (protocol) is described as 'Babel is a loop-avoiding distance-vector routing protocol for IPv6 and IPv4 with fast convergence properties'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Babel (protocol) for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Apple TV and OpenWrt. The best alternative is GNUnet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Babel (protocol) are LibreMesh (Free), OpenWISP (Free, Open Source), telehash (Free, Open Source) and ninux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 10, 2018

    1. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • OpenWrt
      • LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment
      LibreMesh is a set of modules extending the OpenWrt router distribution to create self-configuring wireless and wired mesh networks. By default it uses ad-hoc wifi networking and batman-adv, BMX as the routing daemons.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      OpenWISP is a software platform that can be used to implement a complete public wifi service. The suite includes applications derived from tools used to offer public wifi service in different European countries.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      Encrypted private mesh-networking protocol.
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    2. Ninux is an Italian wireless network community with the goal of creating and expanding a free, open and experimental computer network. It uses the OLSR (Optimized Link State Routing) Protocol, an IP routing protocol optimized for mobile ad hoc networks.
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    3. The Phantom protocol is a system for decentralized anonymization of generic network traffic. It has been designed with the following main goals in mind: 1. Completely decentralized. 2. Maximum resistance against all kinds of DoS attacks.

      Discontinued

      No more updates on their website since 2011.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Digitatas is a digital tree, a sapling to give technology to children of the Digital Generation. Under Open Hardware licensing by Open_Sailing and openet.org.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • C++
      Ad-hoc wireless mesh-network suite that harnesses the power of everyday devices such as computers and smartphones to create a Democratic, Non-Centralized, Mesh Network.
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    4. OLSR is a Link State Routing Protocol (LSRP) implementation optimized for Mobile ad hoc networks on devices like routers, smartphones, or desktop computers.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Apple TV
      The vision of Project CCNx® is to develop, promote, and evaluate a new approach to a communication architecture called content-centric networking.
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