Hi, I wondering if this is possible:
(simpler) Transfer of a file between two clients, without either client becoming aware of the other’s IP address.
(more clients, but same idea) SAFEtorrent: a swarm of clients sharing chunks of a file until they all have the complete file.
How might SAFEnet be used to obfuscate the IP addresses of the two or more clients without actually uploading the file to SAFEnet? Obviously, you might upload a file to SAFEnet and someone else might download it from there; that’s not what I’m talking about here. The metadata is to be obfuscated, not the bulk data.
EDIT: My thinking is to keep costs down, make it free if possible, by assuming that bulk storage of data on SAFEnet will cost coin, but messaging won’t.
The model that I have in mind might be a synergy between SAFEnet and something like this, the Phantom anonymity protocol from a few years back that doesn’t appear to have gone anywhere. What that is a way of setting up a chain of peers so that each one only has the IPs of his neighbors. The topology is like a SAFEnet path. Seems to me that that idea can be borrowed in simpler fashion: a crowd of SAFEnet peers run a “SAFEtorrent” client that uses SAFEnet messaging to quickly set up such chains.