torchat - decentralized instant messenger built on top of the Tor Network

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name torchat
Package version
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 399 B
Download size 135.59 KB
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TorChat is a peer to peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized
design, built on top of Tor's location hidden services, providing strong
anonymity while being very easy to use
Top most relevant feature TorChat claims, above from text messaging and file
sending, rest on the difficulty someone would experiment trying to find out
where you are communicating from
In the condition someone might be observing you and sniff your internet traffic
connection, the person will find highly difficult to find out:
- Where your contacts are located
- To whom you are sending or receiving from
- What you send or receive, as everything is end-to-end encrypted


Package Version Architecture Repository
torchat_0.9.9.550-2_all.deb all Debian Main
torchat - - -


Name Value
python >= 2.6.6-7~
python-socksipy -
python-wxgtk2.8 -
tor >=


Type URL
Binary Package torchat_0.9.9.550-2_all.deb
Source Package torchat

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install torchat deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install torchat




2012-06-05 - Ulises Vitulli <>
torchat ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove fixed versioning handling. This introduced a bug showing back 
information to contacts about his/her local buddy name in your roaster.
Everyone should upgrade.
2011-11-15 - Ulises Vitulli <>
torchat ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Removed Permission hardening patch, adopted on upstream.
* Transitioned to dh_python2.
* Link to https homepage version (Closes: #626678).
2011-04-16 - Ulises Vitulli <>
torchat ( unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #620503).

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