An ephemeral nym GUI client
nymphemeral is a tool made for users searching for secure and anonymous communication on the internet.
It is a GUI client that relies on a pseudonymous remailer that communicates to its users by posting messages to a shared mailbox, a Zax-type nym server. Both the server and the client apply an ephemeral encryption layer on their messages based on the Axolotl Ratchet protocol, providing forward and future secrecy to the conversation.
Manages pseudonymous actions: creation, configuration and deletion, as well as message dispatch and retrieval
Communicates with the new nymserv, a Zax-type nym server with forward and future secrecy
Sends messages through Mixmaster, sendmail, or outputs the resulting ciphertexts to be sent manually
Supports End-to-End Encryption
The current version of nymphemeral is 1.4, a beta, released 2015-12-19.
Make sure that you have the following:
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-tk # If using Debian/Ubuntu sudo yum install python-devel tkinter # If using Fedora
If you use pip, you can easily install nymphemeral with:
sudo pip install nymphemeral
You should at least read news server to make sure you have one running and configured so that your nyms can receive messages.
If you installed nymphemeral with pip, you can also use it for updates:
sudo pip install --upgrade nymphemeral
nymphemeral 1.3.3 was updated to use pyaxo 0.4 that follows the latest (Oct 1, 2014) version of the protocol, which changed the order of the ratcheting. For that reason, old conversations (created with nymphemeral < 1.3.3) might not work properly after the update. We suggest that users update nymphemeral and restart their conversations by changing their nyms’ ephemeral keys. The Configuring the Nym section explains how that can be done.
Please report any suggestions, feature requests, bug reports, or annoyances to the GitHub issue tracker.
Thanks to rxcomm for the new nymserv, nym.now.im, pyaxo, aampy and for assisting on the development of this client
Thanks to crooks (Zax) for the original nymserv software
Thanks to tych0 for assisting on fixes and improvements
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