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    What is Yggdrasil?, its an end to end encrypted networking protocol.

    It’s also a sign that you’re Officially Old, if you’re wondering why you’d be installing a completely dead distro in another, living distro.

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      The ‘find peers’ part of the title was a bit weird. But then I found it completely plausible that there is some community that specializes in running old, obscure Linux distributions. There were so many unique (but not always great) distributions: Yggdrasil, EasyLinux, DLD, Caldera OpenLinux, TurboLinux, Corel Linux, Storm Linux, Stampede.

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        My first distro will always have a special place.

        Coming from Atari ST and Amiga I spend days and days trying to get X to work (this was before internet being available to the common people and search engines). When I finally got it up it was like completing a game: now what?

        Also FVWM (I think it was) looked horrible and unusable being used to the Atari ST and Amiga desktop environments.

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        Yggdrasil isn’t a Linux distribution:

        Yggdrasil is an early-stage implementation of a fully end-to-end encrypted IPv6 network. It is lightweight, self-arranging, supported on multiple platforms and allows pretty much any IPv6-capable application to communicate securely with other Yggdrasil nodes. Yggdrasil does not require you to have IPv6 Internet connectivity - it also works over IPv4.

        you can read more about it here:
        https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/

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          Yggdrasil isn’t a Linux distribution:

          Yes it really was, and it was my first.

          https://archiveos.org/yggdrasil/

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            This Yggdrasil is not a linux Distro. :)

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          Why, installing Yggdrasil in Debian isn’t that hard: fire up a VM with a few MB of memory - it doesn’t take that much to run a 1992 (alpha) - 1994 (release) Linux distribution so 8MB should suffice. Download the distribution [1] and install it, done. I preferred Slackware as that had a bit more continuity, followed by RedHat and later Debian but Yggdrasil did have its share of afficionados.

          [1] https://archiveos.org/yggdrasil/

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            I don’t understand the purpose of this network. Is it to have messaging, filesharing or something else?

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              The idea is you can use it like any normal network, but everything is encrypted by default, along with a a lot of other useful features. So yeah you could do messaging file-sharing or anything else you want across on it. You can read more of the services that are currently known on the network here: https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/services.html

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              Cool stuff. Similar projects: cjdns (the protocol) and Hyperboria (the largest p2p network using cjdns). I guess ‘Yggdrasil’ denotes both network and protocol?

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                Yeah i used to use CJDNS, but it has a lot of stability issues which put me off, i ended up using yggdrasil which is clean and well organized and really stable considering its only in Alpha. Any one can start their own Yggrasil network private or public very easily. Have your tried Yggdrasil yet? if so join and come and say hi on irc :)