I would prefer to use monero under double OpenVPN servers..
Why we chose i2p over Tor
- This has nothing to with Tor being attacked at the moment. The decision far predates these events.
- i2pd serves the same efforts as Tor, but on a more p2p level, rather than relying on servers. We are serious about decentralisation.
- i2p lends itself more towards our workload.
- Monero i2p nodes will also act as general i2p routers, which increases the size of the i2p mixnet and thus has an upshot for both.
- Tor is optimised for low-bandwidth clients and high-bandwidth exit nodes, whereas i2p is optimised for internal hidden services. Thus, i2p is significantly faster when routing internal traffic.
- i2p's floodfill routers (roughly analogous to Tor's directory servers) aren't hardcoded
- i2p is a packet-switched network (as opposed to circuit-switched) which makes it more robust
- no client-only peers, all peers route traffic and assist in building and running short-lived tunnels
- TCP and UDP are supported, which means that things like OpenAlias can still work over i2p
Check by yourself: https://github.com/PurpleI2P/i2pd
I found this announcement while googling about how to run Monero behind Tor. :)
So, is this already implemented? Is my bitmonerod already running as an I2P node, out of the box, without me having to do anything?
I want to make sure that transactions leaving my node can't be linked to my IP by a node who happens to be connected to everyone.