People are what the Net comprises above all, not technology.

Network neighborhood is an open community united by interest in communications, networks, information systems, programming, and in general anything related to information and the ways it moves around and affects our lives.

Communication channels

The Telegram group - @netstalking_networks
We have an XMPP server running! The entry point is
But wait, there’s more! We have a matrix server as well! The main lobby is
For legacy lovers there is an IRC-channel on #netwhood.
A relay bot is connected to all the chat rooms mentioned! That means you only need to be present in one room to talk to everyone.
A federated social network Mastodon server is running in test mode. Learn more at the official website.


Feel free to ask around and request peering in any network!
We maintain active nodes on hyperboria (cjdns) and yggdrasil!
Ping @abslimit to discuss peering in anonet, dn42, hyperboria (cjdns), yggdrasil.
Ask @abslimit or @Knstantin for joining our private Retroshare network.

Research and documents

Some of the home-grown articles (Russian):
Archaeology and museum-keeping in the age of advanced netstalking;
Shadowsocks. Advantages over SOCKS and best practices;
Cjdns in some theory and practice;
Protocol ii / IDEC;
Setting up a universal overlay networking node;
First look on AnoNet. ANOther NETwork;
First look on DN42. The routing game;
First look on SDF.ORG - The Super Dimension Fortress.

Those interested in contributing to the research are welcome to have a look at our list of topics.

Over time, digests are made of existing material, with a schedule undefined.
If a material looks worthy of being included into a digest, please mark it with #digest.
Network Neighborhood Digest #1
Network Neighborhood Digest #2
Please be encouraged to check attachments in the chat rooms - we collect links, books, and other goodies over there.

Our network neighbors

  • A Telegram group dedicated to distributed systems: @distributed and their forum;
  • Mesh networking and cryptoanarchy: rooms on Matrix - and on Telegram - @meshnet;
  • “The Entry Point” to “Tochka Sbora” - the Runet’s major netstalking conference - @netstalking;
  • Linux-related discussions, a Tochka Sbora branch - @linuxstalkers;
  • The DEF CON Zelenograd community - DC7495;
  • Web Scavengers 1.0 - Semi-automated parsing of static websites from the Web 1.0 era Runet.
  • - group of geeks sharing a soft spot for programming, operating systems, computer hardware and network security.


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