Monday, February 02, 2015

HOWTO : OTR with Hexchat on Kali Linux 1.0.9a

What is OTR?

Please refer to Off-the-Record Messaging

Step 1 :

We need backports repos :

echo "deb wheezy-backports main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 2 :

apt-get update
apt-get install libotr5-bin libotr5 libotr5-dev libgcrypt11-dev gnome-common

Step 3 :

git clone

Step 4 :

cd hexchat-otr
make -s
make install

Usage :

To to nick "samiux" with otr :
/query samiux
/otr start

If you trust the connection :
/otr trust

You may consider to auth with password :
/otr auth [password]

If everything is okay, you will see all message from samiux is encrypted. You can confirmed with his nick, it will be *samiux* on the screen.

When chatting is finished :
/otr finish

Remarks :

Make sure you do not keep the log.

However, this program is not perfect. If you encounter any problem that cannot solve, you can uninstall it by :

sudo make uninstall

That's all! See you.