RetroShare is a decentralized, private, secure, cross-platform, communication toolkit. RetroShare provides file sharing, chat, messages, forums, channels and more.
GNU/Linux (via Gitlab CI)
Windows (via AppVeyor)
macOS, (via Travis CI)
libretroshare GNU/Linux, Android (via Gitlab CI)
Get the source
Clone this repository, enter the directory and then get the submodules with the following command
git submodule update --init --remote --force libbitdht/ libretroshare/ openpgpsdk/
Short of comprehensive and updated documentation on how to build RetroShare
(for the many supported platforms it runs on), scripts and recipes are provided
in the aim of creating packages for the supported platforms (and more)
build_scripts directory of this repository.
Those packaging receipts together with the continuous integration files
appveyor.yml are a good source of knowledge on how to
compile RetroShare on different platforms.
Using RetroShare on a headless computer with web UI
|This section is outdated need to be adapted to the new web UI|
The web UI needs to be enabled as a parameter option to the retroshare-service:
./retroshare-nogui --webinterface 9090 --docroot /usr/share/retroshare/webui/
The web UI is only accessible on localhost:9090. It is advised to keep it that way so that your RS cannot be controlled using an untrusted connection.
To access your web UI from a distance, just open a SSH tunnel to it:
distant_machine:~/ > ssh rs_host -L 9090:localhost:9090 -N
"rs_host" is the machine running
retroshare-nogui. Then on the distant machine, access your web UI on
(This can also be done from the RetroShare GUI.)