It’s come to our attention the situation between China and Google recently. A snappy business developer would probably be on standby to setup several web proxy sites to let Chinese users access Google and make money on advertisement. However, Web Proxies can also be hunted down by Chinese authorities and all of that traffic can easily be blocked as well.
This made us think that this would be an excellent use of the FrostWire P2P network, a network that virtually can’t be shutdown due to it’s decentralized nature.
FrostWire users outside China have unrestricted access to Google, FrostWire could implement a “P2P Google Search” to proxy keyword searches coming from China to Google servers and back.
It would be very hard if not impossible to filter this traffic which could come from nameless ip addresses from all over the world. Even if they would ban frostwire.com in China to avoid the installation of our client in China, Chinese users could still download FrostWire from thousands of mirrors and from the p2p network itself.
If the Chinese government were to completely ban all DNS requests to all Google domains, would you be willing to donate a part of your FrostWire P2P bandwidth to proxy Google Search Requests?
Hopefully China and Google will be able to resolve their issues and this won’t be necessary, but options will exist to keep offering a free internet to everybody in the planet.
FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client from which it was originally born. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.
FrostWire’s BitTorrent engine is powered by Vuze (Azureus) Technology