This window is only available in Extended View. To get there, click
Config in the main window and choose
InfoService from the list on the left side.
The InfoService delivers necessary information to JonDo about available
services and updates. Multiple InfoSerivces of different organizations are
available in JonDonym. They share and match their data so that they all have
the same information in the end. This ensures availability of the information.
Most information is requested redundantly so that no single InfoService may
fake or conceal information.
Changing these settings may render JonDo incapable of discovering any
On this page, you can see the InfoServices that are known to your JonDo client.
The currently preferred InfoService appears in bold. You can take the following
Here you can download a new list of InfoServices.
Set as default
By clicking this button the selected InfoService will be chosen as the
default InfoService. This default InfoService will be contacted first for
redundant requests and it will not be
deleted from the list of available InfoServices, even if it may be
A click on this button will show the certificate for this InfoService and
its operator. JonDo only accepts information from InfoServices that have
identified themselves with a trustworthy certificate.
The certificates of the preset InfoServices are already included in JonDo.
When you choose this action, an additional input area for manually adding
an InfoService appears at below.
These settings are usually not needed as InfoServices are discovered
Enter here the host name or IP address of the InfoService that you want
Enter the port of the new InfoService here.
InfoService name (opitonal)
If you like, you can enter a name for the InfoService here. The new
InfoService then appears with this name in the list of known
InfoServices. If the field is left empty the InfoService is listed as a
combination of host name and port.
Click this button to confirm your entry and insert the new InfoService.
Discard changes and return to the previous window.
This part of the window also appears if you select an InfoService which
has already been entered manually. You may then change this InfoService's
data or delete it.
When you click on this button the selected InfoService will be removed from
the list of known InfoServices.
Deleting the default or preset InfoServices is impossible.
Anonymous connections to InfoServices
Only if direct connection is not possible makes JonDo connect to
InfoServices through the currently active JonDonym service if the
respective InfoService is not available through a direct connection. This
could for example be the case if your ISP blocks access to the InfoService.
Always (deny non-anonymous connection) will result in
InfoServices being contacted only through JonDonym services. By
setting this, you may under circumstances no longer be able to receive
updated information about the JonDonym network, and as a consequence, no
longer, or only to some extent, be able to connect to anonymization
Never (allow direct connection only) can make sense if you want to
cut cost. For InfoService data transmitted through premium JonDonym
services will for compelling technical reasons be accounted for just like
any other user data. This setting blocks any requests of
InfoService data through the anonymous connection.
Enable automatic InfoService
JonDo regularly attempts to connect to the InfoServices to update the
information saved locally. If this box is not checked these automatic
connections will cease. You will then have to update the
InfoService data by clicking the different refresh buttons in the
respective windows regularly. Otherwise program functionality may not be
Do redundant requests to different
Define how many InfoServices will be queried. If you set this value to
3, for example, JonDo will always try to reach 3 InfoServices
for the requested information. Should one of them be offline JonDo will try
to reach the other two. The higher the value the more resilient against
malfunction JonDo will become but the more time these queries will consume
also. The default InfoService will always be contacted first. In the
beta version you can completely deactivate this option so that only the
default InfoService will be asked, no matter whether it is available or
not. This may make it impossible to connect to InfoServices at all.
Connection timeout (s)
If your Internet connection is too slow a timeout for requests of the
information set too short may prevent JonDo from establishing a connection
and receiving the information. A timeout set too high may cause long
waiting times if one or more InfoServices are slow or unavailable.
Therefore, lower or raise the timeout as needed.
Restrictions for the Dresden (JAP) anonymisation servers
After careful consideration we have decided to restrict the size of downloads over the Dresden (JAP) mixes a little. The reason is to allow a more fair use of scarce resources of our servers especially for users who simply want to surf the Web. more...