[tor-dev] Decentralized VOIP (or video chat) over Tor

Griffin Boyce griffin at cryptolab.net
Sat Aug 16 02:14:09 UTC 2014

   This is similar, though not *quite* the same.  A while back ioerror 
released FreeNote[1], which makes it easier to broadcast audio and video 
on a hidden service.  This is a pretty cool idea and works pretty well.  
AND it should be pointed out that two one-way conversations can be a 
two-way conversation by virtue of just sharing the links over OTR [2].

   Scott Ainslie and I discussed the possibility of taking that basic 
two-way conversation hidden service concept and making a GUI for it with 
Glade+GTK.  Unfortunately, neither of us really have the time or 
expertise for this endeavor.  I got as far as wireframing some ideas 
before going face-first into developing a more time-sensitive project 
[3].  I'd love it if someone actually did this and released their 
prototype as free software.  There are way too many issues with 
centralized services like Skype and Google Hangouts.[4]


[1] https://github.com/ioerror/freenote
[2] Of course, if someone shares the links further, there can be privacy 
[3] Satori: https://github.com/glamrock/Satori
[4] and jitsi never recognizes my fucking microphones =/

On 2014-08-15 21:43, Jordan wrote:
> Hi, terryz,
> Thanks for the idea! Today I was actually wondering if *video* were 
> possible,
> too. :-D
> Guardian project has [Ostel](https://guardianproject.info/apps/ostel/). 
> Is
> that what you're wanting? If not, was there a feature you were wanting 
> from
> Ostel or another application that has features that Ostel doesn't?
> As for "decentralized," I think the whole point of tor is that tor 
> itself is
> decentralized. Check out [Running a relay]
> (https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en) to see how this 
> works.
> Again, thanks for the input! :-D
> On Friday, August 15, 2014 05:53:44 PM terryz at Safe-mail.net wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm interested an anonymous decentralized VOIP network on Tor. All 
>> traffic
>> routed through Tor. Every Tor user being an optional server for PTT or
>> Continuous Speech.
>> How feasible does this sound?
>> --TZ
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