[tbb-bugs] #23136 [Applications/Tor Launcher]: moat integration (fetch bridges for the user)

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#23136: moat integration (fetch bridges for the user)
 Reporter:  mcs                        |          Owner:  brade
     Type:  defect                     |         Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  Very High                  |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Launcher  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                     |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201802R      |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #24689                     |         Points:
 Reviewer:                             |        Sponsor:  Sponsor4

Comment (by isis):

 Replying to [comment:38 mcs]:
 > While using rbm to create some test builds, we found and fixed another
 problem: #25266.
 > Speaking of test builds, selected platforms are available at the
 following location for non-developers who want to experiment with Moat:
 > https://people.torproject.org/~brade/testbuilds/moat-2018-02-15/
 > As a team, we should discuss various follow up issues including:
 > * The .appspot.com one issue that was raised in comment:37

 FWIW, nothing is stopping us from setting up (an)other reflector. I'm not
 much of a sysadmin, so I just set up the easiest one (and also the one
 which would let me use it without giving it a personal credit card).

 > * Which type of bridges to return (see ticket:24432#comment:34)

 As I stated there, I think obfs4 is the most useful/least likely to get
 blocked in most contexts.

 > * The fact that BridgeDB's policy of giving out the same set of bridges
 to the same client makes it difficult to get a new set of bridges if the
 first set obtained does not work (of course it makes sense for BridgeDB to
 do that to prevent mass "scraping" of bridges).

 The set of bridges that a client will get will change every three hours
 (with the current configuration). Also, this obviously won't work if we
 completely can't bootstrap, but if there is some way to bootstrap,
 requesting new bridges over tor in the same time period will give a
 different set of bridges.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23136#comment:39>
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