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Developer(s)AllPeers Ltd.
Initial releaseAugust 24, 2006 (2006-08-24)
Stable releaseNon [±]
Preview releaseNon [±]
Written in?
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeMozilla Firefox P2P Extension
LicenseTri-licensed: MPL, GPL, LGPL
WebsiteOfficial Site

AllPeers was a free software browser extension for Mozilla Firefox.

On March 2, 2008, AllPeers announced the end of the service.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] At its beta launch AllPeers comprised 200,000 lines of C++ and JavaScript code.[2]

Although the AllPeers client was open sourced in March 2007,[4] the server source remains closed. AllPeers claimed this was because the network must have a single, stable server instance to function reliably.[5]

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  1. ^ "Peer Pressure » AllPeers Service Shutting Down Today". 5 March 2008. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Peer Pressure » AllPeers Goes Open Source". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
  5. ^ "start [AllPeers Developer Server]". Archived from the original on 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-08-14.