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authorChristian Grothoff <>2013-09-05 16:51:04 +0000
committerChristian Grothoff <>2013-09-05 16:51:04 +0000
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gnunet-namestore-fcfsd.1 \
gnunet-nat-server.1 \
gnunet-peerinfo.1 \
- gnunet-pseudonym.1 \
gnunet-publish.1 \
gnunet-rsa.1 \
gnunet-search.1 \
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-.TH GNUNET-PSEUDONYM "1" "6 Aug 2013" "GNUnet"
-gnunet\-pseudonym \- advertise or list pseudonyms
-.B gnunet\-pseudonym
-gnunet\-pseudonym is a tool for advertising pseudonyms. A pseudonym is the persona that controls a namespace. As such, it is identical to a public\-private ECC key pair. A namespace is a collection of files that have been signed by the corresponding private ECC key. A namespace is typically associated with a nickname and other metadata.
-Namespaces are an important tool for providing assurances about content integrity and authenticity in GNUnet. Since all of the content in the namespace must have been provided by the same entity, users can form an opinion about that entity and learn to search (or avoid) certain namespaces.
-gnunet\-pseudonym can be used to list all of the pseudonyms that were created locally, to advertise namespaces to other users, and to list all of the namespaces (with their meta\-data) known to the local user. By default, gnunet\-pseudonym lists all pseudonyms that were discovered so far.
-Advertising a pseudonym requires using the \-A option together with the name of the pseudonym. Names for pseudonyms controlled by the user must be unique. However, names for namespaces of other users may not be globally unique. If two foreign namespaces in GNUnet use the same nickname, all GNUnet tools will display the nickname together with a number which ensures that the name becomes locally unique to avoid ambiguity. Additional options can be passed together with the \-A option to provide additional meta\-data that describes the namespace. Possible meta\-data includes the 'realname' of the person controlling the namespace, a description, the mime\-type for content in the namespace (useful if the namespace is dedicated to some specific type of content) and contact information. One important piece of meta\-data that can be specified is the identifier of a document root, that is the name of a file in the namespace that is a portal to the rest of the content. This is useful to help users find this root in the absence of conventions. Note that all of this meta\-data is optional and should never be trusted blindly.
-As mentioned before, by default, gnunet\-pseudonym simply lists the meta\-data available for other namespaces. Namespaces can be discovered whenever the peer obtains the namespace advertisement. Namespace advertisements can be found using ordinary keyword\-based searches (by default gnunet\-pseudonym publishes the namespace advertisement under the keyword 'namespace', but the \-k option can be used to specify other keywords) and under the 'empty' identifier of the respective namespace (using a namespace\-search if the namespace ID is already known).
-For more details about GNUnet namespaces and content encoding please read the 'Encoding for Censorship\-resistant Sharing' (ECRS) paper which can be found on the GNUnet webpage.
-\fB\-a \fILEVEL\fR, \fB\-\-anonymity=LEVEL\fR
-set desired level of sender anonymity. Default is 1.
-\fB\-A NAME\fR, \fB\-\-advertise=NAME\fR
-Advertise namespace of the pseudonym with the given NAME.
-\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
-Print help page.
-\fB\-k KEYWORD\fR, \fB\-\-keyword=KEYWORD\fR
-Publish a namespace advertisement under the keyword 'KEYWORD'. Default is 'namespace' (use with \-C). You can specify \-k multiple times. In that case, the namespace will be published under each of those keywords.
-\fB\-m \fITYPE:VALUE\fR, \fB\-\-meta=\fITYPE:VALUE\fR
-For the main file (or directory), set the metadata of the given TYPE to the given VALUE. Note that this will not add the respective VALUE to the set of keywords under which the file can be found.
-\fB\-p \fIPRIORITY\fR, \fB\-\-prio=\fIPRIORITY\fR
-Set the priority of the namespace advertisement (default: 365). If the local database is full, GNUnet will discard the content with the lowest ranking. Note that ranks change over time depending on popularity. The default should be high enough to preserve the locally inserted content in favor of content that migrates from other peers.
-\fB\-q\fR, \fB\-\-quiet\fR
-Do not print the list of pseudonyms (only perform create or delete operation).
-\fB\-r \fILEVEL\fR, \fB\-\-replication=\fILEVEL\fR
-Set the desired replication level. If CONTENT_PUSHING is set to YES, GNUnet will push each block (for the file) LEVEL times to other peers before doing nomral "random" replication of all content. This option can be used to push some content out into the network harder. Note that pushing content LEVEL times into the network does not guarantee that there will actually be LEVEL replicas.
-Specify the identifier for the root of the namespace. Used in the namespace advertisement to tell users that find the namespace advertisement about an entry\-point into the namespace (use with \-C). Advertisements are only created if "\-C" and "\-r" are specified.
-\fB\-s ID:VALUE\fR, \fB\-\-set-rating=ID:VALUE\fR
-Change the rating for the namespace identified by ID by VALUE. For example, "\-s test:-3" decrements the rating of the pseudonym "test" by 3. Note that ratings are purely local. Each user has his own independent rating of namespaces. The rating is merely a way for each user to keep track of his own experience with a given namespace.
-Directory where information about non-local pseudonyms is stored
-Directory where information about possible updates to local pseudonyms is stored
-Report bugs by using Mantis <> or by sending electronic mail to <gnunet\>
-\fBgnunet\-identity\fP(1), \fBgnunet\-publish\fP(1), \fBgnunet\-search\fP(1)