I’ve added a new link to the top menu bar of this blog. Also there is a small banner at the bottom of the side bar. It’s not a paid ad, I put it there for free. (I don’t think I’m even allowed to have ads on this wordpress site.) Anyway, it links to a subreddit called r/darknetplan. They’ve since renamed the project to “Meshnet Plan” because they thought it sounded less threatening to tech newbies and the general public. The Meshnet Plan is the free and open grassroots response to the huge government and corporate censorship of the internet that has been looming on the horizon for a while now. They are quite literally creating another internet. Much like the “real” internet, it is only as big as the people who are connected to it, so it will be up to us to create new content for it. The way it differs from the internet is in how users connect. Instead of connecting via an ISP, every user connects to each other directly. This means that you have to be within sight of another user to connect and you will only be connected to the users who are all within sight of each other. But, as these little pockets or islands of connectivity grow, they can all begin connecting with each other. Or they can use the real internet as a bridge between them, it all depends on what each meshnetwork wants to do. The idea is to be able to communicate with others in the event of a natural disaster or government shut down or censorship of the internet. If the government shuts down a site for whatever reason, it can be hosted on the meshnet. I plan to join the project as soon as I figure out what’s going on and host survival/liberty related information.
[HERE] is a map of people involved. Search to see if there is anyone in your area. If you are interested in the project, use the interface to send an email to let them know. If there is no one in your area, post on r/darknetplan and ask someone how you can get involved.
Now, I’m not a very technical person, at least not when it comes to networking. So I’m waiting for their definitive guide for newbies, which they’re currently working on. But if you’re interested in basic information, they have a googledoc with frequently asked questions [HERE]. Again, I’m not really a techie so if you have any questions, don’t come to me. Go to r/darknetplan and someone can help you out. You’ll see a lot of technical discussions but if you say you’re new to all this, they’re very accommodating.