RetroShare: Secure communications with friends

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RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, private and secure decentralised communication platform.It lets you to securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.
RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels


* Serverless, encrypted Chat & Filetransfer
* Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
* Search Friends
* Messages
* Forums
* UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
* GnuPG Authentication
* OpenSSL Encryption
* DHT support
* Plugins support
* Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
* System tray integration

Install Retroshare in Ubuntu

First you need to download.deb package from here now you need to install .deb package by clicking on it or use the following command from your terminal

sudo dpkg -i RetroShare_0.5.2679_lucid_i386.deb

Download and install retroshare plugins from here


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3 Responses

  1. Superb tip! Thank you very much!

  2. vitium says:

    Great post – I launch the application and when it prompts me for the password for the gpg key it flashes 3 times then disappears so I cannot input my password. Any ideas? Can I set it to automatically use my gpg key with my password via terminal? Thanks in advance!

  3. Lipto says:

    You can launch from terminal with:

    > /usr/bin/RetroShare -U [user name | GPG id | ssl id] -w [Your GPG Passwd]

    I think current version 0.5.0g does not have the bug you mention, anymore.

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