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In early 2005, a few people fed up with the way the Internet was heading, began in earnest to create a large wide area network that was secure and lived in its own space. On this new network anyone would be free to do as they saw fit - roam about, host services, or just be social without fear of being monitored or even worse censored. The first step to bring this network to fruition was to encrypt the information that normally travels across the Internet. What they ended up with is known as anoNet.
This network was inspired by MetaNet, another "dark" network on the Internet, that used similar techniques to reach their goals. A few "core" members of anoNet were once a part of MetaNet but due to their strict nature, peering with MetaNet was lost and they became an "island". anoNet has already surpassed what MetaNet had in membership, and is on its way to being a viable alternative to the "Internet" you currently know, whether you love it or hate it.
If you are feeling adventurous check it out. If you are feeling really adventurous you can help; there is still lots to be done.
To implement this network, we use a wide variety of software and technologies, including OpenVPN, tinc, QuickTun, Quagga and bird. We use OpenVPN or QuickTun to initially connect nodes to each other. Quagga or bird is used to exchange routing information with those available to act as a "super node", allowing all peers on the network to reach each other.
NOTE: You only need to run OpenVPN, QuickTun or tinc to connect to our network and make use of any resources found within. You do NOT need to install Quagga and become a router.
If the idea of being a part of this network interests you, you can get a temporary connection to it by following the instructions here.Go back to the top
Please note that any resource listed in this section can only be reached when your connection to the VPN is active. If it is not, you will get unexpected results.
Once you have connected to the VPN itself, you may do any number of things:
Please see our FAQ here.
Do you have questions? See the anoNet entry in the “Links Elsewhere” section where you can post questions to our Wikipedia anoNet “discussion” page.Go back to the top
Here is a short list of links that may be of use to you:
Last updated: 2014-05-27 13:00GMT