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Developer(s) AllPeers Ltd.
Initial release August 24, 2006 (2006-08-24)
Stable release Non [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Written in ?
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Mozilla Firefox P2P Extension
License Tri-licensed: MPL, GPL, LGPL
Website Official Site

AllPeers was a free software extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser introduced in 2006.

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.

AllPeers used open source BitTorrent technology to facilitate file transfer.[1] The extension did not require any ports be opened. AllPeers encrypted its communication using standard protocols like SSL so as to protect the user against 3rd party intervention listening in.[2] At its beta launch AllPeers comprised 200,000 lines of C++ and JavaScript code.[1]

Although the AllPeers client was open sourced in March 2007,[3] the server source remains closed. AllPeers claimed this was because the network must have a single, stable server instance to function reliably.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "AllPeers set to launch new "darknet" P2P application" (Website). ArsTechnica. Archived from the original on 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Easy file sharing with AllPeers" (Website). NewsForge. Archived from the original on 14 November 2006. 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. 
  3. ^ Peer Pressure » AllPeers Goes Open Source
  4. ^ start [AllPeers Developer Server]

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