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An open-source low-latency P2P overlay network that uses garlic routing to provide location anonymity.

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How do I run monerod exclusively over ip2 with i2pd (unreachable over clearnet)?

Following this tip, I launched my node with monerod --detach --prune-blockchain --tx-proxy i2p,127.0.0.1:8060 --add-peer core5hzivg4v5ttxbor4a3haja6dssksqsmiootlptnsrfsgwqqa.b32.i2p --add-peer ...
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In monerod, is --add-peer necessary when using --tx-proxy to discover anonymous peers?

From https://github.com/monero-project/monero/blob/master/docs/ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md it seems you don't have to specify --add-peer: If desired, peers can be manually specified: --add-exclusive-node ...
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What are the benefits for Monero of running a mipseed node? Why would one want to generate a vanity prefix for the i2p address?

In a guide on how to run a node over i2p-zero there is a reference to another, almost identical guide on how to run a mipseed (short for monero I2P seed) node. I noticed that the two guides differ ...
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Can private coin wallets be IP tracked?

Say you have a private currency like Monero. You receive private coin in your wallet, an address on the blockchain basically. Is there any way your computer can be tracked down? Like when you interact ...
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I2P-zero: floodfill routers

How to know if a particular instance of a router is a floodfill router? Does it requires special configuration for a router to become a floodfill router?
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I2P-zero: run with predefined port

How to choose a predefined port instead of letting I2P choose a random one? For example, docker usage requires to know the port before running the router for the first time.
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I2P option "Laptop mode"

I2P has an option called Laptop Mode. Documentation says : change router identity and UDP port when IP changes What's the reasoning for this option? Is it really about laptops? Is there any academic ...
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Connect I2P-zero GUI to remote router started with CLI

Can the I2P-zero GUI connect to a distant I2P-zero router started with the CLI?
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Transaction relay behaviour with anonymity networks

The anonymity network doc says: If any anonymity network is enabled, transactions being broadcast that lack a valid "context" (i.e. the transaction did not come from a p2p connection), will ...
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MMS: Replacing pybitmessage with I2P tunnels

Conceptually speaking, is it possible to replace pybitmessage requirement in Monero Multisig System in favor of an I2P tunnel ? If not, what additionnal feature(s) does pybitmessage provides over an ...
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How do you setup a node to communicate with other nodes only over an anonymous network?

BACKGROUND: My understanding is that at some point in the future i2p will be integrated into monero, so that it is trivial to launch the monerod daemon in such a way that it only communicates with ...
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Questions about ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md

I find the info in the ANONYMITY_NETWORKS.md document to be somewhat opaque and the cost of misconfiguring your anonymity network could be high. Some specific questions: Under what conditions would ...
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Is i2p-zero integration accessible from monerod cli in 0.15?

I've heard conflicting answers on this, and would appreciate a definitive response. One of the reasons i2p-zero was developed was to provide a version of i2p that could be integrated directly into ...
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What's the purpose of Kovri?

Obviously the literal purpose of Kovri is to hide the IP address associated with Monero network activity, but what does this achieve in the sense of improving the anonymity of transactions? I could ...
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Setup remote node on i2p?

As I understand, the next Monero release will include an option to connect to the network over i2p. If I have a remote node right now running with ./monerod --rpc-bind-ip <external ip> --...
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Kovri / Sekreta development status

I'd like to know if somebody has a current update on the development status of Kovri. As far as I know Anonimal (the lead dev of Kovri) is currently trying to push Sekreta as an alternative for Kovri. ...
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Kovri network analysis - Monero vs non Monero usage

Can a Kovri network observer distinguish Monero traffic from non network traffic? If no how could the success of a campaign to increase non Monero Kovri usage be measured?
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What is Kovri and which other cryptocurrencies are implementing this feature?

Currently Kovri seems to be made for monero, but has there been other announcements of others implementing it into their cryptocurrencies? If Kovri is java based, how would that work if a coin is ...
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Can a DEX like bisq.network profit from Kovri?

Right now the only decentralized exchange for cryptocurrencies is bisq.network. It is based on TOR. As far as I understand it, Kovri is a better way to obfuscate network analysis. Is it possible ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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Why can't Monero use kovri as default for all connections?

If the goal of Monero is to have a private by default cryptocurrency network, why can't we make the network interface (daemon) connect to other peers via kovri by default?
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Is Monero in I2P secure now, and how do I do it?

First I'd like to say I love this project and I wanna support it and use it as best I can, but I'm a little bad with computers, and with English, so please excuse me. I am interested to set a Monero ...
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What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet?

What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet ?
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I2P: How does the reseed works ?

I saw in this question that there are hard coded reseed servers. How does it work exactly ?
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Kovri modularity and I2P compatibility

If Monero were to cease development, how would Kovri I2P keep up with changes to the I2P protocol? Would use of Kovri be able to be routed around?
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What are the threats against I2P?

Threat modeling is a process by which potential threats can be identified, enumerated, and prioritized What are the considered attacks in I2P's threat model ?
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Does I2P have a test network?

Does I2P have a test network ? If not, how are the major changes tested ?
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What is floodfill parameter in kovri?

From kovri command line help : -f [ --floodfill ] arg (=0) What is this parameter and what are the possible values ?
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Bandwidth option in kovri

From kovri command line help, bandwith default parameter is the character "L" -b [ --bandwidth ] arg (=L) What does it represent and what are the possible values ?
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I2P Reseed servers

What is a reseed server ? There is this hard-coded list of url. Who are they ? Where does this list come from ?
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Difference between kovri tunnel types

In Stunnel, there is only 2 types of tunnels : client and server. Why is there more types in kovri tunnels ? What is the difference between types server and http ? and between client and irc ?
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Connecting Kovri through a VPN vs using Kovri directly

In terms of privacy and security what are the differences between to connecting Kovri through a VPN compared running Kovri directly? Would home, business or VPS IP addresses be better protected if a ...
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Is it true that a vendor can see my IP address if I send moneros via my GUI wallet without using Tor or I2P?

xmr.to recommends to always use Tor or I2P to cover the ip address. I've tried to inform myself on that topic, but to be true it is to complicated for me. Is it right that, in the future, a possible ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using a mining pool with I2P?

Recently, MoneroWorld added a mining port for I2P. Are there any disadvantages to mining with I2P instead of connecting to the pool directly? Eg: will it be sgnificantly harder to submit shares? Is ...
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Does the kovri pre-alpha build already work for running a monero node?

As i understand kovri aims to add support for the I2P network through C++ code instead of the java code it is originally built on. Not only as a monero specific implementation, but also as a general ...
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I2P and remote node access [duplicate]

Will the planned I2P implementation make impossible to use a remote node? (To use a remote node, you need the set an IP address in your lite client)
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i2p/Kovri fundamentals in Monero

Have the fundamental properties of Kovri been decided upon for Monero? In particular, I'm curious about the IP configuration for the i2p/Kovri router. i.e. Will it be auto-detect methods, or hidden ...
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Is it possible to use light wallets / remote nodes with Kovri?

Kovri is a C++ implementation of I2P. I2P is an acronym for Invisible Internet Protocol. The idea behind I2P is to create an anonymous internet. To me, your average semi-educated enthusiast, this ...
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Is there any obfuscation in the communications between nodes?

If a dictatorship decided it wanted to block Monero, how easy or hard would it be at the ISP level? Does Monero have any built in obfuscation to counter censorship (of Monero use in general such as ...
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Why is it I2P (garlic routing) well suited for Monero (compared to possible alternatives)?

Could anyone provide a reasonable explanation of how I2P (garlic routing) works, why is it is well suited for Monero (compared to possible alternatives)?
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What is the difference between i2pd and Kovri?

I was looking through the contributors of Kovri, and saw that an account named Orignal had contributed a lot in the early days. Looking at his current projects, it appears that he is now working on ...
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Can a 3 letter agency see if I am running Kovri?

When Kovri comes out will a 3 letter agency see if I am running it?
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How will the implementation of Kovri work from a user perspective?

This is really a multi-part question that I'm happy to trim/change/delete if it's too broad and/or speculative. Part A - Assuming an average, not-particularly-tech-savvy user is excited about Kovri ...
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

I know that white peers are active peers on the latest version and gray peers are either on an unsupported version or inactive. In my understanding, my computer connected to all of these peers ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Monero and I2P

I know they both compliment each other but I'm trying to figure exactly how they both work together. Is it used for the anonymity? Sorry for the newb question, I have just really been trying to figure ...
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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

What is the Monero P2P port? What is the Monero RPC port? What purposes do the different ports serve? Are there other ports Monero needs to have setup properly in order to use extra features?
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Running a full node without revealing my home IP address

How can I safely run a full node without revealing my home IP address? Please compare the privacy and security of the following methods for running a Monero node both from home and by using a cloud ...
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metadata protection for Monero usage on Mobile devices

My understanding is that Kovri will use a C++ implementation of the I2P network to protect metadata. I2P seems to be focused on computer users. Are there any plans to protect metadata for Monero ...
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Is the purpose of the Kovri C++ project solely to benefit Monero?

Is the Kovri project designed to solely benefit Monero or will the codebase be easily usable for all I2P developers?
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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

Tor is currently much more popular than I2P. Why was I2P chosen (Kovri project) over Tor for native Monero integration?
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