StealthNet

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StealthNet
StealthNet Logo.png
Developer(s) Planet Peer community members
Initial release 2007
Stable release
0.8.7.9 / 2011
Development status Unmaintained
Written in C#
Operating system Windows, Linux (GUI with Wine[1] otherwise CLI)
Type File sharing, Anonymous peer to peer
License GNU GPL
Website www.stealthnet.de

StealthNet is an anonymous P2P file sharing software based on the original RShare client, and has been enhanced. It was first named 'RShare CE' (RShare Community Edition). It use the same network and protocols as RShare.

In 2011 a fork named DarkNode is release[2], but one year later[3] the website is cleared with the source code.

History[edit]

Development was stopped in March 2011, with version 0.8.7.9,[4] with no official explanation on the web site.[5]

In 2012, the developers had an incident with the software Apache Subversion, a part of the source code of StealthNet was lost : versions 0.8.7.5 (February 2010) to 0.8.7.9 (October 2010).[6] However the source code is still available as files.

Features[edit]

Some of the features of StealhNet:[7]

  • Mix network (use for the pseudo anonymous process)
  • Easy to use (same principles as eMule)
  • Multi-source download : 'Swarming' (Segmented file transfer)
  • Resumption of interrupted downloads
  • Can filter the file types searched (allowing to search only among the videos/archives/musics/... files)
  • SNCollection: this type of file contain a list of files shared into StealthNet. Like the "eMule collection" file and Torrents files
  • Point-to-Point traffic encryption with AES standard process (Advanced Encryption Standard, 256 bits[8])
  • EndPoint to EndPoint traffic encryption with RSA standard (1024 bits[9])
  • Strong file hashes based on SHA-512 algorithm
  • Anti-flooding measures
  • Text mode client available for OS with Monosupport like Linux, OSX and others

Drawbacks[edit]

  • Anonymity is unproven.
  • The source code contains no documentation at all.
  • The encryption rate (AES 256 bits and RSA 1024 bits in the v0.8.7.9) that was strong in the 2000's is now medium since the 2010's.

Functioning of the network RShare[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=5337
  2. ^ http://www.brothersoft.com/darknode-442479.html
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://sourceforge.net/projects/darknode/
  4. ^ Entwicklungsfortschritt (Development progress)
  5. ^ http://board.planetpeer.de/index.php/topic,9017.0.html We will survive
  6. ^ http://board.planetpeer.de/index.php/topic,8504.60.html
  7. ^ http://www.stealthnet.de/en_features.php
  8. ^ StealthNet v0.8.7.9 source code, file '\core\Core\Constants.cs'
  9. ^ StealthNet v0.8.7.9 source code, file '\core\Core\Constants.cs'

External links[edit]