Retroshare - encrypted messaging, IM and file sharing

From: Dan Lyke 
Some caveats: I haven't read the source, I don't know anyone who's
read the source. All I know is what this claims to be, and it's a
fairly complete GUI package for those claims.

I've installed it on my laptop, if anyone wants to muck around with
it, email me for my user ID. I'm reluctant to post the ID anywhere too
public to avoid spammers. I'm also not terribly sure about how it
deals with network mobility.


=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ditto ditto on this point as well. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRu5JgAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdeDwH/R3fliXYrmGoDYSIDJQTDgwD Vdk7pDYRS8EQ/k7ZiVvC3XucdDAC0pLqMhp9JAnaRSf5AdHVzfsC/suaZsMmaw4f dP6agvcgCi5Bk6haXQaZyeNVfV0U0W7E9QwbzkIcCzcuBjN/hGw9Qtu90c62NC5q lryUJ7tYXkO2k6M3aNtlE5ewclHok4sH4vkaK/D/IYca2/M6cfJVmQV5iPFjXmkQ 3MHuae8p5Yd7BYUylw+Y9Sa1mlS6p7+GaeNyYDD9OcoxDBqTb+RWYq350YrnNzCw h/MkuOdRDM2qVoooxS8UHCEZy0dRMvmfxV55krOeq6+G4+pVHA8/Kpmr872yals= =1Yhb -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ So, I've got a message out to Dave, but I'm not sure what policy is behind the firewall I'm at. It'd be nice if they had a headless relay server, but my home server runs X, I'll set up my home server for that at some point this weekend. Dan

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ deja vu! ----- Dan Lyke wrote:

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:00:00 -0400 Dave Brockman wrote: So, I have a message that should be wending its way to Dave if we can get computers to find each other, and... I have put up a box to be a server at If you're having trouble connecting to various things, that should be an okay relay. Bandwidth is throttled pretty heavily through it, but it's public-facing. Dan

=============================================================== From: "32cstyle ." ------------------------------------------------------ Is anyone using this? I'm thinking about downloading this to see what it's all about. To tell you the truth, I haven't been on any P2P things in years (Morphus, Kaza, Limewire) to name a few. I actually had a business Idea for something like this software that would've been local and much faster. Anyway, let me know.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:55:56 -0400 "32cstyle ." wrote: I'm on it, Dave is allegedly on it, though our computers haven't found each other yet to exchange messages. I'm running a server at, but haven't figured out how to queue the message for Dave on it, so I'm leaving my laptop on a lot. But, yeah, lemme send you a key via a direct message (don't know what anti-spam capabilities they've got, and don't want to put the ID cert in the web archives for that reason. Dan

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ Not sure what finally went right, but I now have 2 contacts and have exchanged mail with both of them. Having some problems setting up the relay server configuration, and would really like two things before I start to trust this: 1. A code audit by someone I trust, or at least a looks-over-the-code and says "oh, yeah, no obvious fork-and-send-to-the-NSA-and-KGB hooks" session. 2. An interoperable system, or some notion that people are thinking about headless relay servers and additional applications (ie: Machine originated messages, email relays so we can use our regular email clients, etc). But it's kinda cool... Dan