Nachtblitz is a free and open-source peer to peer (P2P)
file sharing client for the I2P network, suitable for exchanging files anonymously
(relying on I2P) and able to interact with iMule. It's under active development.
Nachtblitz is based on the .NET Framework, works well on MS Windows and can also
be used on Unix with Wine.
It's available in five languages: English, French, German, Polish and Spanish.
Click here to view a screenshot of Nachtblitz.
No, Nachtblitz is not dead yet. Version 1.4.27 was released March 23. Click here to view the changelog.
For more information on how to run Nachtblitz on Unix, there's the Wine tutorial. Check out the Nachtblitz Section at the Freedom Forum. You might also want to take a look at the (unofficial) article on Nachtblitz on Ugha's Wiki.
Nachtblitz users are advised to upgrade as soon as they become
aware of a new release. The latest release is always a stable release regardless
of if the version number is even or not.
The following archives contain executables as well as full source code. Check out the included Release Notes document for additional information. If you experience problems downloading files with your browser, take a look at the below section More Robust HTTP Download.
Release date: March 23, 2016
Nachtblitz-1.4.27.zip (1.85 MB) [PGP signature]
SHA-256: aa25ec2f457bd30dfafaa537c24d3ed8472b8a8df7824f904342eedbde2bd522 SHA3-512: e84ddc47edad6c4defce561b1ca1bf77c110c1d6539c4c9be7d0f493f49586dd
Release date: April 2, 2015
Nachtblitz-1.4.26.zip (1.85 MB) [PGP signature]
SHA-256: 6818038d4aff6fa9e22bdfacc9568f2b6e4de7368f7768a5febe6f825ebe4a8e SHA3-512: 80bb5c9408d327da97f4dc29b75a84b84b196eafd4727f467cdc9f4d6ee76a42
Release date: January 24, 2015
Nachtblitz-1.4.25.zip (2.05 MB) [PGP signature]
SHA-256: 7cec76ecd17fcee86d3b28a304029fef15fbbfe600f8dbc468aabcb0d8216739 SHA3-512: 912584cc2a048d087d5e0ae3107ef1151c17d8e216185ff142bf972026fd2731
Click here to get older releases.
Official release archives are PGP signed (see above for each detached signature file). Click here to download the PGP public key for verification.
Official binaries are codesigned with a self-generated key (no certificate authority involved). The corresponding security certificate has the following SHA-1 thumbprint: 48 a1 4a 81 51 75 ad c0 22 74 d3 c4 57 37 b6 79 a1 73 d6 78. Click here to download the certificate.
If your browser fails at downloading large files (it happens), you can employ the EepGet class of I2P to handle HTTP-downloads for you. There's a script in your I2P installation directory named "eepget" for this. You can access it through the command prompt of your operating system. Usage example (Windows):
C:\Program Files\i2p\eepget.bat -n 2 -o "C:\DestFolder\Nachtblitz-1.4.27.zip" http://echelon.i2p.xyz/nachtblitz/Nachtblitz-1.4.27.zip
This will make I2P download the file "http://echelon.i2p.xyz/nachtblitz/Nachtblitz-1.4.27.zip" and put it into the output folder "C:\DestFolder", retrying two times before giving up. The I2P router must be running for the script to work. Don't rely on the script to create the output folder for you and keep in mind that URLs are treated case sensitive. Usually the script doesn't give you any feedback, but the file will appear in the output directory after a few moments (depending on how long the download takes).
In addition to the HTTP method above, you
can try to download the latest version (1.4.27) of Nachtblitz using iMule or Nachtblitz
from within the invisible eD2k network. The most secure way of doing this is to
use the following official eD2k links and a Nachtblitz client for the
download, since the download will then rely on a secure hash (the TAICH hash).
In any case, especially if you're not using trusted links or if you're downloading
with iMule, you should verify the PGP signature when the download has finished.
If you don't know how to verify PGP signatures, ask someone on the I2P
forum how to do it. If this all sounds too complicated to you, use the HTTP
download to be on the safe side.
You can configure Nachtblitz to associate itself with eD2k URIs on the options window (on MS Windows only), so that your browser will pass clicked eD2k links to Nachtblitz automatically.
File Size: 1,852,298 bytes (1.85 MB) eD2k File ID: 7EA81047E3FDB1A7BBEE497E0C043665 AICH Hash: 3NEOEQIE65MYV5MOVEQOHEFKLRAZHT64 TAICH Hash: TtRQ39FiCWOxPGMoC5RbXMGgAKBM76pq SHA-256: aa25ec2f457bd30dfafaa537c24d3ed8472b8a8df7824f904342eedbde2bd522
Since you're already on this page, you can simply download the corresponding PGP signature per HTTP (it's only half a kilobyte). In case you prefer the P2P download:
File Size: 543 bytes eD2k File ID: 146631B32C9CF12180F9636C999C7297 AICH Hash: M2JPWYTM27FE6IJECZVBRJDZ5PUVBUW4 TAICH Hash: 9Rn9NuGlompEL57QdLJs5nqLcQ-94ML7 SHA-256: fb5336fcacbd6ae6c24ba5d23110e8ae1e8d5def5178b02992155bca50903017
You can aesthetically enhance your Nachtblitz experience with the image files below, as they work well as progress bar backgrounds for Nachtblitz. You may download and freely use them. (They depict nudity and characters dressed in suggestive clothing.)