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. Anonymity is provided by making messages originating from a peer indistinguishable from messages that the peer is routing. All peers act as routers and use link-encrypted connections with stable bandwidth utilization to communicate with each other. GNUnet uses a simple, excess-based economic model to allocate resources. Peers in GNUnet monitor each others behavior with respect to resource usage; peers that contribute to the network are rewarded with better service.
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Positive comment • 8 months ago • as an alternative to ZeroTier
ZeroTier and GNUNet are not VPNs: they're virtual peer-to-peer network systems, rather than a point-to-network solution like WireGuard or OpenVPN.
Positive comment • 7 months ago • as an alternative to ZeroTier
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- Developed by Christian Grothoff
- Open Source and Free product.
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GNUnet was added to AlternativeTo byon Oct 31, 2009 and this page was last updated Mar 22, 2021.
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