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AllNet-xchat FAQ

  1. Why does my successful key exchange with a new contact show up as "incomplete"?
  2. Why can't I delete a contact?
  3. What is your privacy policy?
  4. How do I create a new contact?
  5. How can I test my newly-installed AllNet?
  1. Why does my successful key exchange with a new contact show up as "incomplete"?
    To complete the key exchange, you have to click "done" (on iOS) or explicitly close the tab (on other systems).
  2. Why can't I delete a contact?
    You can only delete contacts that have already been made invisible.
  3. What is your privacy policy?
    In short:
    1. We care about your privacy
    2. Like everyone else, this site logs web accesses.
      Unlike almost everyone else, we don't set cookies and don't use Javascript or google analytics.
    3. We aren't perfect, and may reveal your information by accident, mistake, or in other circumstances.
    Here is the detailed privacy policy for AllNet and for this website.
  4. How do I create a new contact?
    This takes two people, who for convenience will be called Alice and Bob. Both Alice and Bob select the New Contact tab (at the top on most systems, on the bottom for iOS), and "contact is at a distance". Alice types Bob's name, and Bob types Alice's name. The name is only used locally, so Alice could type "bob" or "Robert" as she prefers.

    At this point, one of the two must go first. In this case, Alice and Bob agree that she should go first, and she presses "go". This takes her to the next screen, which shows her waiting for Bob's key. She tells Bob the shared secret, in this case "JJOROMEMKWRHOO", and he enters it on his "New Contact" screen before pressing "go".

    After this, the key exchange should complete automatically. If you get impatient, you may:

  5. How can I test my newly-installed AllNet xchat?
    You can subscribe to one or both of the allnet regular time services: Depending which service you subscribe to, you will get an hourly or a daily message.