Kaleidoscope

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    Welcome to the Home Page of Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope is a Peer-to-Peer application that allows users to run proxy servers and share the addresses of the proxy servers with a network of trusted peers. Kaleidoscope also tunnels Web traffic securely to those proxy servers.

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    Kaleidoscope consists of a Java daemon and a Firefox extension plug-in, both bundled into a self-extracting installer. All you need to run Kaleidoscope is an installation of Java and a Firefox browser (works best with Firefox 3.0 and up.)

    For installation details and an installation walk-through see the Installation part of the documentation section.

    Current version of Kaleidoscope is 0.4 Beta

    Older versions

    Kaleidoscope 0.2 Beta

    Documentation

    Kaleidoscope Version 0.4 is a Beta version for limited distribution.

    Below is some information about installing and running Kaleidoscope. More to come soon.

    • A detailed installation guide with snapshots is here
    • How-Tos are here
    • FAQs (Coming Soon):
    Publications

    More information about the design of Kaleidoscope may be found below.

    • Pass it on: Social networks stymie censors [PDF]
      Yair Sovran, Alana Libonati, Jinyang Li
      Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '08), Feb 2008
    • Unblocking the Internet: Social networks foil censors [PDF]
      Yair Sovran, Jinyang Li, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
      NYU Technical Report TR2008-918
    Acknowledgement

    This project is partially supported by NSF award 0747052.


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