[tor-dev] Improving the HTTP interface of BridgeDB: bridges.torproject.org

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Thu Mar 21 21:03:22 UTC 2013

> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 4:17 AM, Sathyanarayanan Gunasekaran
> <gsathya at torproject.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM, George Kadianakis
>> <desnacked at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> I'm attaching a stupid mockup we came up with during the dev meeting.
>>> I'm also attaching some hopefully improved FAQ-section strings.
>> Updated mockup - https://people.torproject.org/~gsathya/bridgedb/
> Will the "Get bridges" link return a few bridges, one of each
> transport? Will bridges at tpo return the same output?

My current ungracious plan is to return a couple of normal bridges (since
we have lots of them) and a small number of obfuscated bridges. This plan
aims to minimize code that needs to be written for BridgeDB and minimize
number of obfuscated bridges that are leaked to each user (since we only
have a few at the moment (around 200 of them)).

Specifically, for now, I was thinking of returning two normal bridges and
one (or two, if we feel generous) obfuscated bridge for each user. These
numbers are completely arbitrary at the moment and ideally we should
prepare a formula to calculate how many bridges of each kind we should
return based on how many we've got.

Finally, for this plan to work, we need to hack BridgeDB to return
multiple kinds of obfuscated bridges at the same type, but this shouldn't
be too painful to do.

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