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z3d said () (edited )

Just a small clarification: I2P+ doesn't require more bandwidth than stock I2P, though if you allocate I2P+ bandwidth, it will make more efficient use of it. That's particularly apparent on high bandwidth, high performance routers where I2P+ will quite happily push 8MB/s in both directions while hosting 14K participating tunnels.

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z3d said ()

If you're more or less happy with Thunar, give PCManFM a try. Mostly the same layout so it should feel familiar, with more power user options that don't complicate the UI. In a debian based distro: sudo apt install pcmanfm

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z3d said ()

Thanks to the magic of scripting and cron (and term99), we now have an update url for automated I2P+ dev build updates from within the console.

To enable updating with unsigned zip files, add the line: routerconsole.advanced=true to your router.config file located in your configuration directory (not the application dir) and then browse to http://127.0.0.1:7657/configupdate and add the following url to the "Update with unsigned development builds" section: http://skank.i2p/dev/i2pupdate.zip

Be sure to enable the option, then save, and then hit the "Check for updates" button. It may take a few tries before the proxy responds, and then you'll see an update notification in the sidebar (if a new update is available).

It's also recommended to set the update policy to "Notify only" to ensure you don't update with vanilla I2P releases, and can update at a time of your choosing.

If you'd prefer to update with release versions, the update url is: http://skank.i2p/i2pupdate.zip

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z3d said ()

If you're looking for an end-to-end encrypted chat app that also handles file transfers and doesn't rely on intermediate servers, you might want to look at I2PChat (formerly I2PMessenger).

It's had an interface overhaul recently and is straightforward to use. No signup required, no metadata to log, a settings folder that's easy to migrate, and cross-platform.

To compile, you'll need to have Qt 5.14 or later installed; the source code is available at: https://vituperative.github.io/i2pchat/

If you're on Windows, a pre-built CI binary is available from: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/wipedlifepotato/i2pchat/build/artifacts

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z3d said ()

The short answer is "you don't".

However, if you add a clearnet magnet link or infohash to I2PSnark, you may be surprised to find it downloads if enough BiglyBT or Azureus clients are sharing it over I2P and clearnet. The bigger the torrent swarm, the more chance there's an I2P-enabled client or 2 in there to download from.

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z3d said () (edited )

If you're not running a repo or .deb installed version of I2P, or you're running I2P+, backing up your settings is as simple as copying the ~/.i2p/ directory to the new $HOME location, and if necessary, chowning it to ensure it's owned by the user account running I2P/I2P+ on the new server.

You can either move ~/.i2p/ to your home directory before you run I2P/I2P+ for the first time, or, if you've already run I2P/I2P+, delete the existing ~/.i2p/ directory and copy your backup there. All existing configs should be restored without issue.

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