dat:// is a peer-to-peer protocol, which means that visitors to a dat:// site connect directly to one another, downloading and sharing files. Participants on the network are called peers, and when a peer contributes bandwidth to re-upload a site’s files, it’s called seeding. dat:// websites are unique because you can inspect all the files that make up a website.
One of the most compelling reasons for supporting dat:// in Beaker is that it makes it possible to share a website from the browser with one click!
You can edit websites you’ve created, but you can’t edit other people’s websites. Beaker provides a built-in tool to make an editable copy of any dat:// website. If you’re familiar with GitHub, it’s kind of like “forking” a project.
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Beaker is an experimental browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. Install Beaker Take a tour Beaker brings peer-to-peer publishing to the Web, turning the browser into a supercharged tool for sharing websites, files, apps, and more. Beaker adds support for a peer-to-peer protocol called Dat. It's the Web you know and love, but...