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Although widely used, currently popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design, services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge. OneSwarm is a peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth.

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Recent releases

  •  23 May 2011 18:58

    Release Notes: Support for friend address resolution via community servers. SWT has been updated to version 3.6.1 (Cocoa and 64-bit on the Mac). OneSwarm will no longer stop forwarding after running for several days under heavy traffic. It is now a 64-bit application. It no longer uses a default save directory in the application directory (Windows) or Application Support directory (Mac). The project source is now on GitHub.

    •  23 Nov 2009 19:48

      Release Notes: Support for publishing to community servers. A bugfix in the group management UI. SHA1 and ed2k hash search A --configure command line option to configure remote access on Linux servers without X (Xvfb is still needed). Fixes for torrent opening bugs on Snow Leopard. A fix for a bug preventing connections to obfuscated peers for public torrents. A fix for a DHT memory leak for users with many friends. Reduced memory usage for users with large watch directories. A fix for a watch directory bug preventing hashing of some directories on Windows. Support for sharing and searching files with 4-byte characters.

      Recent comments

      13 Nov 2009 13:15 dvaldenaire

      0.6.9 is out. I just found that CPU usage is lower; Apart from that, the main advantage is the growing base of users. YOU should come with us.

      17 Aug 2009 07:49 noelle

      This is the best software i've found in this category. It begins to become popular and so the number of available 'resources' should rise. Note that it can be extremely useful for other things that may not come to mind immediatly, like instant messaging, family sharing of photographs, etc. French users should give it a try, and look for the french users forum.

      07 Aug 2009 11:52 dvaldenaire

      This is a good software. I was very pleasantly surprised with the download speed. I convinced some friends to switch from bittorrent to oneswarm, it simply rocks.

      Now it needs a lot more users. And a C implementation on Linux, daemon-like (presently it's possible to work in headless configuration with xfvb, and access the web interface...)

      Oh, and by the way, 0.6.5 is out since august, 3rd.


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