DNS Chat isn't intended to be a useful utility - it's an intellectual exercise to prove the concept

The main point being that no matter how much interception the Government inflicts on it's populace, there will always be simple clandestine methods of communicating - it is in essence a response to claims such as those made by David Cameron following the Paris Attacks - ("There should be no means of communication which we cannot read") - a massive invasion of privacy in order to achieve an unattainable goal

Suggestions for features, comments on issue can be mailed in to dnschat AT bentasker.co.uk (to comment on an issue, include the issue reference in your subject line)

Although no meaningful work was ever done on an implementation, an initial design draft of a successor - DNSChat2 can be found here


KeyTypePtySummaryStatusResolutionCreatedAssigned To
DNSCHAT-1 Task Major Write-up High Level Design Closed Done 2015-01-09 07:46:49
Ben Tasker
DNSCHAT-2 Task Major Build Proof of Concept Closed Done 2015-01-14 23:28:16
Ben Tasker
DNSCHAT-3 Task Major Code Tidy Open 2015-01-15 17:46:29
Ben Tasker
DNSCHAT-4 Task Major List alternate transport mechanisms Closed Informational Only 2015-01-15 19:44:58
Ben Tasker
DNSCHAT-5 New Feature Major Making query strings less identifiable Open 2015-03-11 17:11:05
Ben Tasker
DNSCHAT-6 New Feature Major Perfect Forward Secrecy Open 2015-03-11 17:32:33
Ben Tasker