The Invisible IRC Project (IIP) was
originally created so that people interested in facilitating
privacy and free speech could work to these ends in an equally
secure and anonymous environment. It has now become a haven
for anyone seeking anonymous, encrypted Internet Relay Chat.
The project's inspiration arose primarily from a shared interest
in the Freenet Project and a desire to provide
the real-time communications capabilities that Freenet could not.
This software is provided AS IS without warranty, either expressed or
implied. The IIP development team cannot be held responsible for the
actions of the users of this software.
This software and document are released under the GPL license. See the
COPYING included with the software.
On 'normal' IRC, which the unwashed masses use, when you
you'll get JohnDoe's unique IP address, eg.
Armed with that knowledge and the details of JohnDoe's connection
times it can be possible to identify JohnDoe's real name and
other personal details through his Internet Service Provider.
However, if you are using the IIP Proxy connected to an IIP
will return something like
If you use
/whois on anybody else's nicknames
it will return the same string, eg.
Your real IP address is invisible. Your footprints are now
identical to everybody else's.
- Perfect Forward Security using Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Protocol
- Constant session key rotation
- 128 bit Blowfish node-to-node encryption
- 160 bit Blowfish end-to-end encryption
- Chaffed traffic to thwart traffic analysis
- Secure dynamic routing using cryptographically signed namespaces for node identification
- Node level flood control
- Seamless use of standard IRC clients
- Gui interface
- Peer distributed topology for protecting the identity of users
- Completely modular in design, all protocols are plug-in capable