Infocalypse offers efficient, decentralized (p2p), anonymous code-sharing over Freenet.
The Infocalypse 2.0 hg extension is an extension for Mercurial that allows you to create, publish, and maintain incrementally updatable repositories in Freenet.
For better persistency, Infocalypse stores graphs of Mercurial bundles in Freenet, which can be reinserted by any user of the repo.
Some of the links in this article can only be retrieved over Freenet.
freenet -> local
hg clone freenet://ArneBab/life-repo
local -> freenet
hg clone life-repo real-life hg clone real-life freenet://ArneBab/real-life
send pull request
cd real-life hg fn-pull-request --wot ArneBab/life-repo # (enter message)
check for pull-requests
cd ../life-repo hg fn-check-notifications --wot rneBab/life-repo
Note: replace 'ArneBab/real-life' with your own Web of Trust user, then this example works right away and ArneBab will get a notification)
Note: There’s also a simple setup script. Just run it to get Infocalypse installed and setup. But better read it first.
Infocalypse can be installed normally or anonymously.
To install it normally, just clone the wiki_hacking repo
To install anonymously, you can get a bootstrap bundle from freenet and use that to pull the current code.
See the wiki_hacking install instructions in Freenet for more details.
You need only Infocalypse:
.hgrc to enable the extension by adding following lines:
[extensions] infocalypse = /full/path/to/wiki_hacking/infocalypse
fn-setup to create the config file and temp dir. i.e.
For details see the Infocalypse HOWTO on Freenet.
Bare Basics are:
Generate a key
get a USK key (the last of the keys), from now on called KEY.
- In the KEY replace NAME by
<project name>.R1for higher reliability and redundancy or
<project name>.R0for stronger anonymity when inserting.
Create a freenet-based repo
hg fn-create --uri KEY
Push the changes
hg fn-push [--aggressive] [--uri KEY]
--aggressive makes sure you use the latest revision, even if you specify an older one.
Pull changes from others
hg fn-pull [--aggressive] [--uri REQUESTKEY]
REQUESTKEY is the public key which is also used for retrieving a freesite. It is NOT the KEY.
Reinsert if the repo is inaccessible
for i in 1 2 3 4 5: do hg fn-reinsert --level $i; done
DO NOT use
fn-reinsert if you're concerned about correlation attacks - level 2, 3 and 5 can be done by any contributor, not only the author of the code, so you can “sponsor” a repository.