Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WASTE 1.5 and 1.7 Nullnet Discussion

UPDATE October 12, 2013

I've created a new Key Exchange Server - it contains all known Hosts & Keys from this blog as of today, October 12, 2013.

I also highly recommend the use of Bitmessage for secure & anonymous communication.

The Bitmessage NULLNET Chan details are:


Feel free to continue to use the blog for discussion of the nullnet. :)

BlackBelt WASTE is pre-configured to connect you to the nullnet.

Step 1.


IMPORTANT: Waste 1.7 is out and *breaks* Waste 1.6. If you're using Waste 1.6 you should upgrade to Waste 1.7.

Step 2.

Go to the WASTE Key Exchange and add add your public key & host (if you're connectable). There is no network name/password - this is a nullnet.

Step 3.

Add all of the Public Keys from the WASTE Key Exchange.

Step 4.

Wait a few days for a few people to add your keys

Step 5.

Start trying to connect to available hosts / wait for hosts to connect to you.

  1. Maintain at least 4 or 5 connections (View > Network Status).
  2. Periodically broadcast your public key on the network (File > Preferences > Private Key>
  3. Similarly, always accept incoming keys and rebroadcast them. (File > Preferences > Pending Keys) If you don't do these thee steps you won't be able to connect to anyone else, and if I drop out, you'll lose connection to the network.
  4. Very high levels of encryption (higher than the default) slow your speed down considerably as the encryption overhead takes over. The default level of encryption is fine.