The MUTE Network is an unmaintained peer-to-peer file sharing network developed with anonymity in mind.

The MUTE client is open source software released under the Public domain and includes support for the Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows computer operating systems.

All MUTE compatible clients use RSA encryption to exchange keys, and AES 128 bits to encrypt stream data.

The design of the MUTE network is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack.


1. History of MUTE

MUTE was developed by Jason Rohrer using a routing algorithm based on ant colony optimization.

In the same period of time mid 2000s, MUTE was competed by the software AntsP2P.