Contribute to Katzenpost

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Contribution Guidelines

  1. Get familiar with the various repositories on our Github.

  2. Developers should look at the Developer Guide and the Setup Guide to build and run a local Katzenpost mixnet.

  3. Open a pull request on Github. We will help with occurring problems and merge your changes back into the main project.

Where to Start

We have a lot of repositories! The top-level packages that you’ll probably want to look at first are:

  • Catchat a QT cross-platform metadata minimizing messenger application utilizing catshadow.

  • Catshadow is a mix network messaging system. This repository contains a client library which can be used with a Katzenpost mix network. It not only uses strong modern end to end encryption (Noise + Double Ratchet), but it is also designed to reduce the amount of metadata leaked onto the network.

  • Client is a mixnet client library you can use to write applications that interact with mixnet services.

  • Server is the mix and provider daemons that route messages and run services.

  • Authority are the PKI daemons that provide key and service information to the network.

  • Mailproxy is a POP3/SMTP proxy to use email clients with katzenpost

  • Server_Plugins are examples of a mixnet service plugins written in golang and rust.

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