Eepsite

The Basics

Is it EEP! (in response to the site's content), or end-to-end protocol, or something else entirely different?

While the original definition of eepsite has been lost with time, its use-case remains: an eepsite is a website or service that is hosted within (and only accessible by) the I2P network.

In-depth Information

Alternate names include:

  1. Hidden Service
    • because the site/service is hidden within the I2P network and can only be visited within the network
  2. Garlic Site
    • because the website utilizes I2P's Garlic Routing technology as a means of communicating with a client
    • because the service is hosted as a website and not any other type of service
  3. Garlic Service
    • because the service utilizes I2P's Garlic Routing technology as a means of communicating with a client
    • because the service is specific to services like IRC, email, or a Monero peer (but may also include websites)

Notes

To learn how to setup an Eepsite (Hidden Service, Garlic Site, Garlic Service) visit the Kovri user-guide.