Draw your katanas, Netsukuku is out there (the Internet is obsolete)

The Internet as it is known to us today is decentralized through an hierarchic network, where domain naming services are provided by international corporations funded by government institutions. Every bit and byte of information is transferred via commercial backbone routers.

But big brother’s eye never sleeps. It is no longer a myth that governments want, try and sometimes even “control” the Internet.

Netsukuku is an attempt to implement a “real” decentralized network, without any kind of root servers or backbones. All the communication is transmitted peer to peer. Big brother – no, cyberpunk – yes.

Netsukuku is a physical network, i.e. it does not rely upon any existing infrastructure, “therefore computers need to be physically linked to each other for Netsukuku to be able to constructs networking routes.

Instead of DNS, Netsukuku uses an “anarchy” domain name system ANDNA (Abnormal Netsukuku Domain Name Anarchy). Each peer keeps and maintains its routing table using its own proprietary algorithm called Quantum Shortest Path Netsukuku (wow :D ).

Anyway … it is a nice project, visit http://netsukuku.freaknet.org/ to learn more about it.

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  • geek

    Quote:

    “therefore computers need to be physically linked to each other for Netsukuku to be able to constructs networking routes.”

    Thats not quite right, wireless links work too. So a physical link is not required.

  • Sid

    @geek
    he’s most probably talking about the networking physical layer. The wireless link that youre refering to is the 802.11 wi fi standard, one of many protocols that can be implemented in the physical layer, other examples include: various ethernet protocols, gsm or even bluetooth/NFC.