[anti-censorship-team] Microsoft announces shutting down domain fronting attempts in Azure

Cecylia cohosh at riseup.net
Mon Apr 5 19:40:59 UTC 2021


On 2021-03-27 10:33 a.m., Cecylia Bocovich wrote:
> It looks like Azure is going to shutdown domain fronting:
> https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/03/26/securing-our-approach-to-domain-fronting-within-azure/
>
> There isn't a time frame listed in the article, and I haven't gotten any
> notifications through my Azure account yet.
Just a brief update on our side:

We've set up domain fronting with Fastly for Snowflake and Moat (using
an existing account and credits we have for Tor Browser updates). We
still have no plans to move meek over to another provider. Right now
we're only planning to use this provider for exchanging bridge and proxy
information (by allowing connections to the Snowflake broker and
BridgeDB), and not for actual user traffic.

These changes will be merged into the next Tor Browser alpha soon, and
we're discussing when to do a stable release. You can find the various
associated tickets here:

- https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-launcher/-/issues/40007
-
https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser-build/-/issues/40264
-
https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser-build/-/issues/40263



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