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Implementing a social messaging system for GNUnet

Work is currently under way to implement a social messaging system for GNUnet using stateful multicast.

Components of the system:


Status of the components:

Multicast: starting, joining, parting, and sending/receiving messages to multicast groups already work. Some API functions are still missing, and test cases need to be implemented.

Talk @ Oxford: A Public Key Infrastructure for Social Movements in the Age of Universal Surveillance

On March 3rd 2014 Christian Grothoff gave a talk on "A Public Key Infrastructure for Social Movements in the Age of Universal Surveillance" at Oxford. You can now find the video below.

GNU Hacker Meeting 2014 at TU Munich (update)

After 100+ registrations, registration is now closed for the GNU Hacker Meeting 2014 in Munich. There will be several talks related to GNUnet and presumably plenty of discussions about the future of the GNU system as a whole.

GNUnet papers

I've been asked several times for links to various GNUnet papers. Here they are in somewhat chronological order.

Talk @ TUM: Peter Schaar on "Gibt es einen Schutz vor Totalüberwachung?"

On July 7th 2014 Peter Schaar (Head of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection, former Bundesdatenschutzbeauftrager) gave a talk about technology, law and surveillance in German. You can find the video below.

Talk @ TUM: Rebekah Overdorf on "Blogs, Comments, and Twitter Feeds: A Study of Domain Adaptation in Stylometry"

On July 15th 2014 Rebekah Overdorf (Drexel University) will give a talk on "Blogs, Comments, and Twitter Feeds: A Study of Domain Adaptation in Stylometry" in English. The talk will be at the Garching campus of the TUM (U-Bahn stop: U6 Garching Forschungszentrum), in the FMI (Informatics/Mathematics) building, in room 03.07.023 starting at 14:00. Admission is of course free, registration is not required.

Testing your NAT boxes for compatibility with Knock

With reference to Knock, we would like to move to the next stage towards having fully-authenticated TCP connections over the Internet. However, we need your help in order to get an estimation of how well the average home gateways are able to handle the data which is sent out by Knock. We thus provide code which performs the needed measurements for GNU/Linux, OSX, Windows and Android as well as their compiled equivalents, which can be downloaded at the end of this article.

Presenting CADET, GNUnet's routing and transport layer

In the upcoming Med-Hoc-Net 2014 we will present a paper describing GNUnet's CADET service (previously known as "mesh") which allows a GNUnet application to communicate securely with any peer on the network knowing only it's Peer Identity.

If you want to know exactly what it offers, how it works and how it performs, you can check out the paper now.

Heartbleed's OpenSSL installation used to be vulnerable to Heartbleed. Naturally we updated the code on the server shortly after the vulnerability was disclosed, and we have now also updated the private key. Users with logins on are nevertheless urged to update their passwords.

Installing GNUnet 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Here is a brief summary how to install GNUnet 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 (at the moment based on 14.04 Beta, but should also work for 13.10).

Please check Generic Instructions for more information about groups etc.


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