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OneSwarm was created because current popular peer-to-peer networks suffer from a lack of privacy. For applications like BitTorrent or Gnutella, sharing a file means exposing your behavior to anyone interested in monitoring it. OneSwarm is a new file sharing application developed by researchers at the University of Washington that improves privacy in peer-to-peer networks. Instead of communicating directly, sharing in OneSwarm is friend-to-friend; senders and receivers exchange data using multiple intermediaries in an overlay mesh. OneSwarm is built on (and backwards compatible with) BitTorrent, but includes numerous extensions to

What's New

Version 0.7:
  • Recognizing identical files in distinct swarms for faster downloads
  • Optional search keyword filtering
  • Support for queuing chat messages to offline friends, chat bugfixes and UI improvements (window resizing, persistent position)
  • Merged osf2f and gwtui plugins into the core jar -- eliminates the need for restarting twice during updates.
  • Rewritten group management --


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Date 19 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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