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Killa Beez

We on a swarm!

npm install killa-beez

Experimental: This module is still under heavy and active development. While each release should work features and functionality may be deprecated and not all the goals of the project have been acheived yet.

Killa Beez is an efficient, secure, and reliable WebRTC swarm. The goal is to not rely on any single point of failure and to resist hostile networks.

The goal is also to be performant when some peers have poor network conditions by using the closest peer as a relay similar to how Skype's "Super Nodes."

Any peer can connect to the swarm given the public key of any node in the network.

let node1 = new Swarm()
let node2 = new Swarm()
let node3 = new Swarm()
// This will print 6 times, as each peer connects to both other peers.
node1.on('peer', peer => console.log('peer1 got', peer.publicKey))
node2.on('peer', peer => console.log('peer2 got', peer.publicKey))
node3.on('peer', peer => console.log('peer3 got', peer.publicKey)) // connect peers 1 and 2 together // connect peers 3 and 1 together
// This will end up connecting all three
// nodes together even though only two
// call each other through signal exchange.

Departures for v1

  • Rename from "Resilient Swarm" to "Killa Beez."
  • Remove pouchbd, move to pure RPC (via dnode) for relaying peers.
  • Support the a signing key along with a signature chain during instantiation.


  • Each Swarm instance generates an ECDH public/private keypair for its node.
    • Each node uses signal-exchange to register it's public key and await signals.
    • Another swarm node looks up the public key through the signaling mechanism to exchange initial offers.
    • Once a connection is established (using SimplePeer) the data channel is multiplexed. The substeams are keyed with a type.
  • There are currently two types of substeams in the data channel that are ciphered.
    • dnode is an rpc steam for communication between peers using dnode.
    • relay Used to proxy data from one peer to another when the intermediate peer has better connectivity. The publicKey used to setup a Cipher stream so that the relaying node cannot read the traffic.