Really easy system to add friend-connections.
It would be nice if it's a lot easier to make friends connections. If darknet is more secure, I think it should get more attention.
Find out and try to solve: Why are people not making friend connections?
One possibility would be that person A could have a (by Freenet generated) link in there signatures (on freemail, FMS or even regular mail). If person B clicks on this link, he is requesting a friends-connection. He should give some information and person A should be able to accept or deny this. If it's agreed, it should be setup automatically.
Something like this is planned eventually, (the original poster misses some complexities), unfortunately mostly we can’t focus on darknet at the moment. Volunteers welcome otherwise wait until 0.9/0.10.
Admintoad (Admin, Freenet Project Inc.) commented
Yeah, if he is already on the network it may be possible to cheat; the pure darknet case needs to be easy but the common case is hybrid. Also there have been password/out of band verification schemes proposed...
Arne Babenhauserheide commented
You can create your own Freenet Cards to make it easier to connect to people you know physically:
Encrypt your IP/DNS with the public key of the peer, Store it at /XSK@your_public_key/XSK@peers_public_key, give him secure your XSK@your_public_key. On accept, he uses /XSK@peers_public_key/XSK@your_public_key to ack with his enc IP/DNS. if both present open by using a cache to find some people. After validation with keys, you update your IP/DNS and query your other Peers. XSK b. no contet on key