Utopia is a Decentralized peer-to-peer network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage. The network is supported by people who use it for Utopia Network.
Utopia Network is based on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology. It has no single point of failure and is truly decentralized. This means that each node, including your Utopia software, transmits network data in encrypted mode. The communication cannot be intercepted by third-party, only the recipient is able read it. The P2P technology ensures that you network activity, including surfing cannot be tracked or your identity revealed.
What is the meaning of network indicators at the bottom of Utopia software?
At the bottom of Utopia there is a number of indicators that flash whenever they are used. Those indicators are available and explained at “Tools” → “Network Dashboard”.
The meaning of each indicator is outlined below:
“RX” – number of packets received from network
“TX” – number of packets sent from network
“LC” – number of packets received via local network
“FW” – number of forwarded packets relayed via your node
“ER” – number of corrupt packets received from network
“BT” – number of broadcast packets received from network
“BP” – internal bootstap modules activity indicator
“TRX” – number of tunnel packets received from network
“TTX”- number of tunnel packets sent to network
“MNG” – mining status
“CRP” – payment engine status
“UCH” – Utopia channels engine status
“UNS” – Utopia name system engine status
“NAT” – NAT detection status for your network interface
Network address translation (NAT) is a method of remapping one IP address space into another by modifying network address information in the IP header of packets while they are in transit across a traffic routing device.
“UPNP” – UPNP detection status for your network interface
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permit networked devices, seamlessly discover each others presence on the network and establish functional network services for data sharing, communications, and entertainment.
The arrow indicator in the bottom-right corner of shows the number of peers available for Utopia. The more peers and connections, the more green bars on Network Indicator to the right.
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What is the Network Eye in Utopia Software?
Network Eye can be found at “Tools” → “Network Dashboard”→ “Network Eye” tab.
Network Eye is a general summary of network activity. It shows peer-to-peer connections and overall data transmission statistics such as a number of received, sent, skipped and routed messages, received data messages, total number of links, peers and so on.
This data cannot be used to identify Utopia users.
Where can I find network settings?
Network settings are available at “Tools” → “Settings” → “Network” tab.