[tor-dev] Brainstorming a Tor censorship analysis tool

Runa A. Sandvik runa at torproject.org
Wed Dec 19 22:20:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Philipp Winter
<identity.function at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,

Hi Philipp,

> Deliverable 6 for sponsor Z says:
>> 6. Start a tool that a censored developer can run to discover why their Tor is
>> failing to connect: brainstorm a list of "things to check", and sort them by
>> how useful they'd be to check / how hard they'd be to build. (#7137)
> The deliverable is due on Feb. 28, 2013 so we should get started.
> Some background about the deliverable:
> The reason for this project is that debugging possible censorship events is
> tedious right now. We often have no access to machines in censoring countries
> and we are dependent on users creating packet dumps for us. This tool should
> speed up and automate this process to some extent. Censored users should run it
> and the tool should then collect data which should then somehow reach us.
> I created the following wiki page which should contain all the necessary
> information:
> https://censorshipwiki.torproject.org/TorCensorshipAnalyzer
> Please add/modify stuff and share your opinion. Since there is quite some
> overlap with OONI, it would be great if the OONI people could give feedback.

Thanks for starting this! I have updated the page with a few extra things.

Runa A. Sandvik

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