How to Access I2P on Linux!

Someone asked me this morning if I had written any posts about I2P, and I have, but not that many. Therefore, let’s discuss accessing I2P on Linux.

Depending on which Linux distro you have, this can vary. For most Linux distros, this is the one that you would use:

As it says in the instructions, type

java -jar i2pinstall_0.9.36.jar -console

on the command line (a.k.a. terminal) after downloading the installer.

Alternatively, there are also packages available for Debian/Ubuntu, from Debian/Ubuntu – I2P:


As it says in the screenshot, these should work on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and newer, Linux Mint, Debian, and Knoppix.

If you’re using Ubuntu, you also need to add the PPA. On the terminal, type

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:i2p-maintainers/i2p

This adds the PPA to etc/apt/sources.list.d. It also retrieves the GPG key with which the repository has been signed.

Afterward, notify your package manager of the new PPA by typing in:

sudo apt-get update

As you Linux users probably already know, this will retrieve the most up-to-date list of software from any repository that you have enabled on your system. Ta da!

Finally, install I2P with the command:

sudo apt-get install I2P

When you’re running it, it should look something like this:


Of course, as it says above, you still have to configure your I2P client, but that just takes a little tinkering. I2P’s main site has some excellent documentation (Index to Technical Documentation) for those of you who want to delve further into the tech side.

Oh, and I almost forgot – everyone loves links, don’t they?! (No wonder that word was banned on MadIRC.) Here are a few you can try out:





Once you have it installed, you’ll actually have an address book where you can find more links. Enjoy.


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