[tor-dev] Format-Transforming Encryption for Censorship Circumvention

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Tue Sep 11 16:51:54 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 09:39:45AM -0700, Kevin P Dyer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 09:25:58AM -0700, Kevin P Dyer wrote:
> >> Following my email to this list, dated 29/07/2012, I direct your
> >> attention to the IACR eprint document http://eprint.iacr.org/2012/494,
> >> "Format-Transforming Encryption: More than Meets the DPI". In it, we
> >> present our framework for steganographic encoding of messages using
> >> regular languages, along with initial findings for a Python/C++ based
> >> implementation.
> >
> > Is there published source code for the implementation?
> The source is not publicly available, yet. Some of the main system
> components are still being reworked to support more capabilities and
> better overall performance.  We do, however, plan to make the source
> available in the medium-term.

Between releasing source code early, and polishing and optimizing it for
some time in the future, let mine be a humble vote for releasing code
early. You may be glad you did. There are probably others like me, who
think the idea is sound enough, and want to try it out and gauge its
deployability. There are probably some here who would be willing to put
an FTE server transport plugin on a public relay.

David Fifield

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