See also: File sharing | BitTorrent
A unique, interest-focused cross-platform file sharing system. This open-source network seeks to remedy one of the most common problems of other peer to peer systems: bad or unrelated data. Client/Node can subscribe to channels and receive all incomming files from the channel. Broadcasters can create channels and broadcast files to all the nodes.
Konspire is available in cross-platform Java versions as well as its new version “Kast” developed for individual operating systems. The Java versions use a simple Web browser front-end.
From Konspire’s Web site:
With konspire2b-based apps, you:
- subscribe to channels that match your interests
- go to bed
- wake up in the morning to the files that have arrived on your subscribed channels
- feel certain that the files are relevant, thanks to konspire2b’s heavy-duty, automatic, digital signatures
- unsubscribe from channels that disappoint you
- build trust for a channel owner’s tastes over time (owners are completely responsible for what goes out on their channels)
- spend the time that you used to spend searching doing other less frustrating things (see 8 for a suggestion)
- start a channel to broadcast your own files
Note: Konspire is in the late-beta stages (and is fairly secure) but has not yet reached 1.0.
Konspire’s earlier implementation (no longer valid):
- Sourceforge page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/konspire) – (Java) – konspire is similar to OpenNap, with a distributed server architecture. However, while OpenNap spreads a message across the network of servers and each server responds individually to the searching client, konspire tries to maintain a complete index of all files on each server. Therefore, searches are very fast. The network should also be pretty scalable, although it is more attackable than a totally distributed one. (Compromise between scalability and security.)
See also: Decentralized Clients
Konspire in the real world
- APN Records (http://www.apnrecords.org/apn/k2bSubscribe.html)
TakeDown.NET -> “Konspire”