[tor-dev] SkypeMorph

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Mon Mar 26 10:53:21 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 07:18:44PM -0400, Hooman wrote:
> 2- SkypeMorph and pluggable transports: Although our code can
> potentially be used as a pluggable transport, there is a minor
> difficulty with the pluggable transport framework that needs to be
> addressed before it can host our code. As mentioned above, our code
> uses Skype network for basic login stuff, so it takes a little bit
> more time than what Tor expect from a typical transport (like
> Obfsproxy), so the Tor client gives up building circuits after a
> while. We are aware of ORControllers tricks to solve the problem,
> but it does not seem to be the right way to do it and it would be
> awesome if the pluggable transport were able to tell Tor that it's
> working on setting up the connection, and that Tor
> shouldn't give up on it until it says it's ready. I am sure other
> transports could also benefit from this.

I've opened https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/5483 for
further discussion on this topic.


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