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Turtle

Last update: 2006/10/05

Turtle

[Turtle -- concluded on 2007/03/01]

Turtle aims at the creation of a peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure for safe sharing of sensitive data. The truly revolutionary aspect of Turtle rests in its novel way of dealing with trust issues. Where other P2P architectures attempt to build trust relationships on top of a trust-agnostic P2P overlay, Turtle builds its overlay on top of pre-existent trust relationships among its users. This allows both data sender and receiver anonymity. At the same time, it protects each intermediate relay in the data query path against liability. Furthermore, its trust model should allow Turtle to withstand most of the denial of service attacks that plague other peer-to-peer data sharing networks.

  • 2004: "Sage and Private Data Sharing with Turtle: Friends Team-Up and Beat the System", initial paper. .pdf (48kB)