ssh-chat – Make Group/Private Chat with Other Linux Users Over SSH

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9 Responses

  1. ajay says:

    Hi Team,

    I am from cyber security team, i am working on security controls so from windows and Linux perspective i want to know which document or screenshot from these(Linux and Windows) will suffice for encryption and key management control for audit purpose.

  2. Nurul Episah Bt Eka says:

    Hi, i am a student and quite a beginner in C Linux programming. I just want to ask how to add login prompt for client before they can start chatting with each other?

  3. shazow says:

    Hey there, I’m the author of ssh-chat.

    Some corrections for your article:

    You don’t need to host a gateway for people to access ssh-chat. That is, you don’t need to ssh into one server, only to ssh into ssh-chat after that. You can just ssh into the ssh-chat server directly if the port is exposed. In fact, removing the need for a gateway to have ssh-secured chat is the entire point of ssh-chat.

    Also as others mentioned, you don’t need to compile it from scratch to run the server. You can download our binaries here:

    More FAQ stuff here:

    And as always, come say hi and ask questions on the main ssh-chat server:


    Have fun!
    – shazow

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Thanks a lot for writing back: giving us some useful information. We only run ssh into the server because we got errors while trying to connect to ssh-chat server directly. But we’ll test once more and possibly update the article as you have explained. Once more thanks for this useful server, and these remarks.

  4. Tim says:


    Why is it required to install golang? Are the instructions to download source code and then build with golang?



    • Aaron Kili says:


      You only need GoLang if your installing from source. Golang is statically compiled in the binary, just install and run it as mentioned by @Will below.

  5. Will says:

    Golang is statically compiled meaning you don’t need to install golang to run the binary files. Just download the executable and run.

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