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Wiki page [Reference: ZeroNet] by martin_vahi on 2020-02-05 18:07:17.
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<p><a href="https://zeronet.io/">zeronet.io</a>&nbsp;at
<a href="https://github.com/HelloZeroNet">GitHub</a>&nbsp;is created by The
Pirate Bay founders, mainly by the
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MjCM1e87kA">Peter Sunde</a><i>(ZeroNet
username: nofish)</i>, after they reached a conclusion that it is not possible
to run any central form of The Pirate Bay servers.&nbsp;</p>

<p><br>
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<h1>Architecture&nbsp;</h1>

<p>The details are described at the&nbsp;<a href="https://zeronet.readthedocs.io/en/latest/">upstream
documentation</a>, which has a
<a href="http://127.0.0.1:43110/1Docsfk5uLvuXkL4U13eYDxCm2gzi1fNQq/">mirror
zite</a><i>(a&nbsp;<b>"zite"</b> stands for "ZeroNet site"),</i> but the
general idea is that there is a ZeroNet specific document format, each
document, also called as a zite, is a folder with a "standardized" layout and
some other requirements, and as people surf the ZeroNet, the documents/zites
are downloaded by using the BitTorrent protocol and stored locally, at a local
server. The locally stored copies are used for local viewing and for serving to
others by using the BitTorrent protocol. The documents/zites are signed by
using public key cryptography and they can be "edited" by signing and
publishing a new version of the zite. Some of the documents are collectively
editable and that functionality allows the creation of forums<i>("ZeroTalk")</i>
and mail exchange portals<i>("ZeroMail")</i>.</p>

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</p>

<p>Each zite can declare some files to be optional. The optional files are
downloaded only, when a user explicitly declares that it wants &nbsp;to
download the optional files. The end user user can adjust the maximum locally
allowed storage size of a particular zite.</p>

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</p>

<h1>Some Related 3. Party Software</h1>

<p></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://github.com/ipzn/ipzn">IPZN</a>, "InterPlanetary ZeroNet"
is a project that uses both, the ZeroNet and the
<a href="./wiki?name=Reference:+IPFS">IPFS</a>.</li>
</ul>

<p></p>

<p><br>
</p>

<h1>References</h1>

<p></p>
<ul>
<li>ZeroNet developer, one of ThePirateBay founders, Peter Sunde (ZeroNet
username nofish) <a href="./ainfo/11e1774e67e27827">interview</a>, where he
describes the history of ThePirateBay.</li>
</ul>

<p></p>

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