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I2P eepSite Setup, Resource and Search Portal

This site provides helpful information on how to set up your secure and anonymous I2P access, host an eepSite, and register your site so that others can find you (anonymously, of course!).

"On I2P, nobody knows you're a dog." - Anonymous

Quick Start

Try our "How To" Quick Start I2p Setup to access anonymous eepSites, or find a site with our eepSite Search Engine.

Advanced Topics

How To: Quick Start: I2P Increased Security Settings to "harden" your installation by turning off unused services.

How To: Quick Start: I2P Internet Relay Chat to set up Internet Relay Chat (IRC) with XChat.




What are eepSites?

An eepSite is a website that is hosted anonymously - you can access it by setting your web browser's HTTP proxy to use the I2P proxy (typically it listens on localhost port 4444), and browsing to the site.

What is I2P?

I2P is a generic anonymous and secure peer to peer communication layer. I2P exposes a simple layer that applications can use to anonymously and securely send messages to each other. The network itself is strictly message based (ala IP), but there is a library available to allow reliable streaming communication on top of it (ala TCP). All communication is end to end encrypted (in total there are four layers of encryption used when sending a message), and even the end points ("destinations") are cryptographic identifiers (essentially a pair of public keys).

Thus I2P is a network that sits on top of another network (in this case, it sits on top of the internet) and can deliver a message anonymously and securely to another location. Visit the I2P Home Page or click for a detailed How To or in-depth technical information.


More information and "How To's" for setting up an eepSite.

Frequently Asked Questions: I2P FAQ

What is the meaning of the "eep" abbreviation?

"eep" is a common prefix for I2P services, for example: "eepSite" or "eepProxy". Research suggests "End-to-End Protocol" or "Encrypted-Encrypted Peer". Apocryphal sources suggests that "eep" is simply a phoneme for IIP (Invisible Internet Project) and has no inherent meaning.