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MuWire

Easy anonymous file sharing using I2P technology

MuWire is a file sharing program inspired by LimeWire but completely anonymous. It uses I2P for all communication thus keeping your IP address private. You can share, search and download files of any type without relying on a centralized tracker like BitTorrent. Unlike other file sharing applications MuWire has a built-in trust model which allows you to create a group of trusted friends with whom to exchange files securely.

MuWire is completely free and open source. There are no bundled ads or offers of any kind, and it does not solicit donations.

Download

You can install MuWire as a standalone application or as a router plugin.

Install Standalone

Download MuWire-0.6.7. Unzip the file and launch the bin/MuWire script on Linux, or the bin\MuWire.bat script on Windows. You need to have Java 11 installed for this to work.

Also available is a single-jar edition, which is a smaller download. Use this if you are familiar with java and pack200: MuWire-0.6.7.jar.pack.bz2

MuWire also has a command-line interface (CLI) that can run in a terminal. You can download it here MuWire-cli-0.6.7.tar Here are the configuration options

Install Plugin

  1. Go to the plugin install page in your router console, that is usually http://127.0.0.1:7657/configplugins#plugininstall
  2. Paste this URL http://muwire.i2p/MuWire.su3
  3. Click install plugin.
  4. Once installed, click on MuWire in the router console sidebar.

Your I2P router must be running with Java 11 for this to work. The plugin is under active development and does not yet have all the features of the standalone version.

Running MuWire

The first time you run MuWire it will ask you to choose a nickname. That nickname is combined with a cryptographically strong I2P address and forms your unique identity on MuWire. My MuWire identity is zlatinb@3k2gijdfdcuczkfypfddj4qsnnf744mj

Frequently Asked Questions

My search is not returning enough results

What is this right-click and “Copy hash to clipboard”

How do file comments work

You can add comments about your shared files from MuWire or using sidecar files. Then, when someone searches for a keyword that is present in any of the comments, they will see a search result and will be able to read the comment, as well as download the file.

What are file certificates

You can issue a certificate for a file you have to prove that you’re the one sharing it. For more information see file certificates

How does chat work

You can chat with other MuWire users anonymously. MuWire chat is very similar to IRC. For more information see MuWire Chat.

What is Trust and how does it work

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