[tor-dev] Future pluggable/lib obfus transport?

David Stainton dstainton415 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 09:43:31 UTC 2014

I don't understand the question.
Obfsproxy can be used in external mode or with
tor in managed mode. In external mode it can
be used to obfuscate other types of traffic like ssh etc.
There is no automatic negotiation of obfuscation PTs.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:51 AM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The short answer is that obfsproxy is indeed not designed to
>> facilitate PTs like DNS transports. It will probably require a
>> considerable refactor of obfsproxy to write a DNS pluggable
>> transport. It will probably require so much refactoring that I'm not
>> sure if it would make sense to merge the changes back upstream
>> (because the changes might not be useful for other PTs).
> Re the above from George, and some talk I see about
> obfs versions, am I right that obfsproxy is not yet a general
> pluggable transport tool? As in a library and/or standalone
> proxy that two endpoints put in front of themselves,
> choose from a menu of (or negotiate) obfus and say
> go in a nearly automatic fashion?
> A C/python library interface would be interesting, as
> would deciding what the standalone proxy might be
> among socks5, transparent firewall redirection, tun
> interface, etc.
> In addition to DNS, people have written HTTP, IRC,
> ICMP, raw IP, etc tunneling tools in the past.
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