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.
Yes, this will be a major priority in the near future.
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