Signal-Server

Server supporting the Signal Private Messenger applications on Android, Desktop, and iOS (by signalapp)

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signalapp/Signal-Server is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts

Posts where Signal-Server has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-15.
  • The Evil Business Model of Facebook's WhatsApp (10 mins comedy deep dive)
    Funnily enough, when they got all the criticism after announcing this new "feature" they immediately updated the Signal-Server source code on GitHub, something they hadn't done in months: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server
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    There's no way to verify published server code is actually running unless you're an admin and can go see it for yourself, but they're finally back to updating it on GitHub - https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server And their servers don't have full access to your contact list either. Your device basically sends truncated hashed phone numbers to the server to check if a certain contact is registered on Signal. All the server actually has on you is a phone number and when you registered that on the platform, really - https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/360007061452-Does-Signal-send-my-number-to-my-contacts-
  • Will there ever be an option to use signal without a phone number?
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-14
    Side note: Commit for message abuse (I went to look through the last few commits myself before looking for the community forums and found this)
  • Thoughts on DropWizard?
    reddit.com/r/java | 2021-04-14
    Signal's server project works on top of Dropwizard, if you want to have a look: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server
  • Update on beta testing payments in Signal
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-13
    > I am 99% sure they did.

    Why?

    > I can't say affirmatively that anyone is running anything exactly

    Signal provides a means for reproducing Android builds so you can affirmatively determine what you're running.

    https://signal.org/blog/reproducible-android/

    > but they now claim they did.

    Signal claims they shipped server updates without releasing code? Do you have a link to that?

    When others were complaining about the lack of an update to server, they're complaining about the client and server APIs being out of sync. Reading through these comments, I don't get the impression that the server code published is what's actually running. In fact the following comment even refers to it as a reference implementation:

    https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commit/3432529f9c...

    At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter much what server code is running since the Clients manage encryption and the Server has no insight into the messages being exchanged.

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-13
    I noted this in another comment, but if they _did not_ update the code in production, they ran with known vulnerabilities in the server side for many months: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commit/3432529f9c...

    There's no good option here.

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-13
    Yes, they were. There has been multiple "releases" too, with version numbers, which I assume went into production.

    When you're using a product for which you can't get the source code, the product is not open source.

    Commits: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commits/master No push between: April 20, 2020 and April 6, 2021.

  • Signal Server code on GitHub up-to-date again
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-04-08
  • Signal Server code on GitHub is up-to-date again
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-08
  • Signal-Server: Bump version to 5.48
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-08
  • Moxie has responded on the delayed push of the Server source
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-08
    As much as I would like to trust Moxie, I have to ask, how come that exactly the first commit after the de-publication in april 2020 is signalapp/[email protected] which introduces parts of the crypto payment feature? (spotted by bwildenhain on GitHub) Also Signal is gonna get a big donation after integrating the crypto from MobileCoin. And they kept quite about all of that for a year...
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    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-07
    In general you seem right though: This seems like a more obviously major milestone for the feature (so clients can start implementing): https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commit/39c09733d331b818ebdd67ea0430316b2bff91f0
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-04-07
    Oldest commit: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commit/95f0ce181631fef8b1fdb507b7ecf5b71291ff38
  • Signal Server code on GitHub is up to date again