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Web Browser Configuration

Web Browser Configuration

Your web browser will need to be configured in order to browse eepsites and to utilize the outproxies available within I2P. Below are walkthroughs for some of the most popular browsers.

How to configure your browser

Internet Explorer 8 or Chrome

In the tools menu select the "Internet Options" line to open the settings. In the settings window choose the connections tab and click on LAN settings for the proxy port configuration.

IE Internet Options

Now set the checkmark at "use a proxy server for your LAN" and at the "Bypass proxy server for local addresses". With a click on Advanced-button you open the window to open the ports. Enter the values like on the picture, IP 127.0.0.1 and port 4444 for HTTP, port 4445 for HTTPS. With clicks on OK you save the settings and your browser is set to use the I2P proxy.

IE Proxy Settings

Firefox

From the Tools menu, select Options to bring up the Firefox settings panel. Click the icon labelled Advanced, then click on the Network tab. In the Connections section, click on the Settings button. You'll see a Window like the following:

Firefox Network Options

In the Connection Settings window, click the circle next to Manual proxy configuration, then enter 127.0.0.1, port 4444 in the HTTP Proxy field. Enter 127.0.0.1, port 4445 in the SSL Proxy field. Be sure to enter localhost and 127.0.0.1 into the "No Proxy for" box.

Firefox Proxy Settings

Konqueror

From the Settings menu, select Configure Konqueror. In the Web Browsing group on the left side, select Proxy, then select the option "Use manually specified proxy configuration" on the right.

Konqueror Proxy Options

Enter 127.0.0.1 and port 4444 into the HTTP box. Enter 127.0.0.1 and port 4445 into HTTPS box. Enter 127.0.0.1,localhost into the Exceptions box. Click Apply then OK to close the configuration window.

Outproxy Terms Of Service

Remember: I2P was not designed for creating proxies to the outer Internet. Instead, it is meant to be used as an internal network.

The I2P project itself does not run any proxies to the Internet. Any such proxy services are run by by private volunteers and could be shut down or unreachable at anytime.

By default, I2P comes with two outproxies configured: false.i2p (an HTTP-only proxy) and outproxy-tor.meeh.i2p (an HTTPS proxy routed through Tor.

Both of these outproxies are configured with connection limits. This means that only set amount of accesses are allowed per client. Once the limit is reached, the client is blocked out for a timeframe of 1min/1h/1 day. Be respectful and do not overload these services with too many requests!

Filtering is active on these outproxies (for example, mibbit and torrent tracker access is blocked). Eepsites that are accessible via .i2p addresses are also not allowed via the outproxies. As a convenience, false.i2p blocks ad servers.

Tor is good application to use as an outproxy to the Internet.