experimental p2p community
chat platform

Join the cabal public chat


Enter this key into any cabal client to join the public cabal.

Cabal is super young, and while we try to dogfood it as we develop it, sometimes things break. If they do, please join us on IRC in and let us know!

[2023-12-12T17:39+02:00] Cabal's discovery layer is UP. All clients are updated and operable. cabal-cli has been updated to 15.0.0; cabal-desktop has been updated to v8.0.0. Please update your client of choice for normal connectivity.

[2023-10-17T19:44+02:00] Cabal's discovery layer is back UP. Four new community-run bootstrap nodes have been deployed, supplementing the 3 nodes from the DHT vendor. cabal-cli has been updated to 15.0.0; please update for normal connectivity. cabal-desktop remains unpatched. The public cabal is once again being used to coordinate development.

[2023-10-16T19:22+02:00] Cabal's discovery layer is DOWN due to changes in the underlying DHT. New bootstrap nodes are being worked on. We aim to issue a patch for cabal-cli within 24h, and will try to patch cabal-desktop within 7 days. IRC is being used to coordinate fixes.

ABOUT cabal

No servers are needed to join a cabal, or to start your own. Everything is stored and runs locally. A cabal can never go down or be taken away.

A cabal is identified by its secret key (cabal://7d99b453506b974...) that you share with your friends. This key lets them find and join the cabal.

Cabal works over the internet, but also lets you chat over the local network. If offline, you can still browse your full chat history, and send messages that will be sync'd with any future peers you connect to.

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