GNUnet Systemarchitektur

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Grundlagen

GNUnet basiert auf einer verteilten Hashtabelle (R5N), einem SCTP ähnlichen ende-zu-ende verschlüsselter Nachrichtenübertragung (CADET), einer Public-Key-Infrastruktur (GNS) und einem erweiterbaren Transportsystem (TRANSPORT).
Öffentliche Schlüssel werden als Addressen für selbstorganizierte decentralizierte Routingalgorithmen benutzt. Diese Komponenten ersetzen das traditionelle Internet (TCP/IP).

Sicherheit

GNUnet is implemented using a multi-process architecture. Each subsystem runs as a separate process, providing fault-isolation and enabling tight permissions to be granted to each subsystem. Naturally, the implementation is a GNU package, and will always remain free software.

System Architekture

Read more about the system architecure in the respective section of our handbook.

Subsystems

Read more about the subsystems (or GNUnet services) in the respective section of our handbook.

libgnurl

libgnunetutil is the fundamental library that all GNUnet code builds upon. Ideally, this library should contain most of the platform dependent code (except for user interfaces and really special needs that only few applications have). Read more.

APIs

GNUnet offers variaty of APIs for accessing services (using IPC), running services, message queues, or cryptographic operations.