MUTE File Sharing is an anonymous, decentralized search-and-download file sharing system. Several people have described MUTE as the "third generation file sharing network" (From Napster to Gnutella to MUTE, with each generation getting less centralized and more anonymous). MUTE uses algorithms inspired by ant behavior to route all messages, include file transfers, through a mesh network of neighbor connections.
|Tags||Communications File Sharing Security Cryptography|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X Windows Windows Windows OS Independent POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release fixes bugs in MUTE's initial connection to the network upon startup. MUTE has also been upgraded to Crypto++ 5.4, so it should now compile using GCC 4.1.
Release Notes: This release adds several major features that have been suggested by the community, including multi-source downloads and download queuing. A new "anonymous friends" feature has been added, complete with human-readable mnemonics generated from each virtual address. Network scalability has been improved, and several security issues have been fixed. Changes have been made to the cryptography code so that it will compile with the latest version of GCC.
Release Notes: A widely-publicized anonymity hole was fixed by replacing tail chains for search messages with tail trees. The utility counter behavior on search messages was changed to mimic traditional TTL schemes, thus fixing another similar anonymity hole.
Release Notes: Major features include resumable downloads and a "grab hash" button. General improvements include code that makes killing connections and canceling downloads instantaneous.
Release Notes: This release adds a translation system.