|Initial release||August 24, 2006|
|Type||Mozilla Firefox P2P Extension|
|License||Tri-licensed: MPL, GPL, LGPL|
On March 2, 2008, AllPeers announced the end of the service.
The extension allowed building a social network and sharing files on a P2P basis. It used a darknet style of peer-to-peer communication; files and information shared between users are only accessible as long as the users have each other on their respective access lists - their 'trusted private network'. AllPeers beta version was launched on August 24, 2006. It worked on Windows, Linux and Mac, which, once downloaded, becomes a toolbar in Mozilla Firefox.
Although the AllPeers client was open sourced in March 2007, the server source remains closed. AllPeers claimed this was because the network must have a single, stable server instance to function reliably.
- "Peer Pressure » AllPeers Service Shutting Down Today". 5 March 2008. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008.
- "AllPeers set to launch new "darknet" P2P application" (Website). ArsTechnica. 24 August 2006. Archived from the original on 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- "Easy file sharing with AllPeers". NewsForge. Archived from the original (Website) on 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
All communication in AllPeers is encrypted using standard protocols like SSL, so it's impossible for anyone to eavesdrop on private communication.
- "Peer Pressure » AllPeers Goes Open Source". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
- "start [AllPeers Developer Server]". Archived from the original on 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-08-14.