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GNUnet is a mesh routing layer for end-to-end encrypted networking and a framework for distributed applications designed to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack.
In other words, GNUnet provides a strong foundation of free software for a global, distributed network that provides security and privacy. Along with an application for secure publication of files, it has grown to include all kinds of basic applications for the foundation of a GNU internet.Read more Friday, February 19, 2010 - 22:34 Christian Grothoff
The new openssh-7.1p2 release fixes a vulnerability in openssh clients from versions 5.4 to 7.1 which lets a malicious server to read private keys from the clients memory. For more information and mitigation see, http://www.openssh.com/txt/release-7.1p2
Be safe out there!Read more Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:04 Sree Harsha Totakura
The annual GNUnet e.V. assembly is upon us. We'll meet on December 29th at 20:30 in Hall F at 32c3 in Hamburg. Below is the agenda.
The p≡p foundation would like us to enter into an agreement. Their initial draft proposal (nothing final) is below (in DE and EN). Matthias and Christian can give some background on their motivations at the meeting. The goal of the discussion will be to get some feedback from the members and a mandate for the Vorstand in terms of the direction for how to proceed.
GnuNet e.V. und p≡p foundation beschliessen eine
GnuNet e.V. and p≡p foundation are agreeing on a development
The "YBTI/We Fix the Net" assembly" is to be the perfect place at 32c3 for all hackers to do something about replacing today's broken Internet with secure alternatives. We hope to have some talks and panels like in previous years. Details will be posted here closer to the congress, for now, please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested to present your work or organize something practical. Topics include:
Even if we in the end cannot assign you a slot, please feel free to join us for a chat, for a coding session, or general exchange of ideas.
We are posing the schedule in the 32c3 wiki at
https://events.ccc.de/congress/2015/wiki/Session:YBTI. Basically, we'll be most of December 29th in Hall F. If you are interested in participating, please contact us, we have room in the schedule for more!
Ludovic Courtès presented his vision for future secure operating system distributions using GNU Guix today, including a surprising number of GNUnet references.
“It used to work perfectly, then I upgraded something, and somehow...”. Sounds like a déjà vu? Sometimes feel like software deployment is unpredictable? You think reproducible research demands reproducible software deployment? Ever wondered if you can trust your compiler or the integrity of those binary packages you have downloaded?
This talk introduces GNU Guix, a package manager that implements the functional package management paradigm pioneered by Nix to address these issues. Guix supports transactional upgrades and rollbacks, as well as support for multiple software profiles. In this talk, I will introduce functional package management and demonstrate Guix on practical use cases. I will discuss the implications on (bit-)reproducible packages and environments, and how this can lead to verifiable binaries. Lastly, we will see how this extends to whole-system deployments with GuixSD, the Guix System Distribution.
Ludovic is a research engineer in the Development and experimentation department at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest. Aside from his duties at Inria, he is co-maintainer of GNU Guile, an implementation of the Scheme functional programming language, and the maintainer of GNU Guix.
"Reproducible Software Deployment with GNU Guix" by Ludovic Courtès, produced by Inria is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
The talk was organized by Equipe Décentralisé and recorded by Alain Crenn at Inria Rennes. Thanks to everyone who helped!Read more Monday, November 9, 2015 - 18:01 Christian Grothoff
With broad support from the P2P community, we have been trying for a while to follow RFC 6761 to register special use domain names for ".bit", ".exit", ".gnu", ".i2p", ".onion" and ".zkey" to reduce the likelihood of ICANN accidentally creating a conflicting gTLD assignment.
There are a number of attendees at IETF that appreciate that DNS is not the only name resolution protocol on the Internet, and that the IETF/ICANN might thus want to have a process to accommodate alternatives. However, there are also a number of DNS-centric people with a totally lack of alacrity in the dnsop WG to continue to stall the process by repeating arguments that were exchanged dozens of times in hundreds of e-mails, for example on the dnsop mailinglist.
The result of two years of discussions and a dozen revisions of the draft(s) at IETF 93: The IAB Chair Andrew Sullivan, who works for the DNS Service provider dyn.com, says the IETF should not support special use domain names threatening the DNS business model, as it might otherwise become the target of lawsuits of organizations trying to protect their business model. He clarified saying that ".i2p" and ".onion" might be OK, because they are limited in scope (similar to ".local") and thus do not compete with DNS. Finally, he said that were it not for the political/legal issues, he would support IETF documenting the (other) special-use domain names. So if (some of) the drafts do not turn into RFCs, you now know why: some at the IETF have cold feet.
Admittedly, RFC 6761 might not be perfect -- it describes what an RFC reserving special use domain names should contain, but not what standard the IETF should apply to approving it. Furthermore, the approval process itself is, well, underspecified. That said, with the process taking typically several years already, the real problem is that many things (like Microsoft's ipv6-literal.net) will just continue to be deployed without documentation.
The future process for the other P2P names will demonstrate to which extent the IETF is able to abide by its mission and serve its users at large, even when this might fly in the face of some corporate interests. The fact that the IAB chair says that he does not think the IETF currently has the stomach to approve an informational draft highlights how toxic the process currently is.
After the session, one of the WG chairs told me that they would "now" --- after this discussion and after splitting the one original draft into five --- begin the "technical review". So the drafts will remain in purgatory for now. I was also told that I should bring this up with ICANN instead...Read more Monday, July 20, 2015 - 16:26 Christian Grothoff
On the 27th we get to officially announce the results from the GSoC application process to the students, so we should probably use this opportunity to also have a first discussion with those that have been selected. So, let's have the 6th develper Mumble on Monday, April 27th, 9pm CEST, as usual using the Mumble server on gnunet.org. Agenda items include:
I hope all GSoC applicants, mentors and Bart can make it, naturally everybody is welcome to join.Read more Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 17:22 Christian Grothoff