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

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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7 Responses

  1. 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: https://github.com/shazow/ssh-chat/releases

    More FAQ stuff here: https://github.com/shazow/ssh-chat/wiki/FAQ

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

    ssh chat.shazow.net

    Have fun!
    – shazow

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @shazow

      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.

  2. Tim says:

    Aaron,

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

    Thanks!

    Tim

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Tim

      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.

  3. 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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