[tor-dev] Help hacking Mumble

Andrew F andrewfriedman101 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 23:45:07 UTC 2014

Any movement on this?  anything new?

On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 9:52 PM, Matt <matt at pagan.io> wrote:

> On Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:54:35 +0400
> meejah <meejah at meejah.ca> wrote:
> > What I would suggest:
> >
> > 1. change ConnectDialog so that it always uses not-yet-looked-up
> >    QHostAddresses (perhaps only if a proxy is enabled). This still
> > won't help Tor, since they're sending UDP.
> >
> > 2. change Cert.cpp so it doesn't have to do a host-lookup. I sort-of
> >    asked in my other email, but does this actually gain anything?
> > That is, does checking that the domain looks up "to something" really
> > accomplish anything useful? If the answer is "yes", then more
> > thinking; all I can think of is attempting a TCP/UDP connection
> > (again, with a not-yet-looked-up QHostAddress) to the server in
> > question (which will only work if there is a well-known port upon
> > which it should be listening to be considered valid).
> >
> I haven't actually confirmed that there is a DNS leak here. I've been
> focusing mostly on ConnectDialog, but mentioned Cert because it also
> had DNS-related code that I hadn't spent as much time with.
> > 3. suggest/document that Tor uses need to un-set the "show reachable"
> >    (Settings::ShowReachable) option so that a server doesn't need a
> >    valid ping-reply to show up in the list.
> >
> > Another option might be to factor out all the "ping" stuff to its own
> > class and simply not instatiate/use it when ShowReachable is off (or
> > have a separate option for pinging all the servers).
> >
> > Yet another different option might be to just have an option to turn
> > off the pinging of servers, leaving open the Cert.cpp question (which
> > one could also punt on by having an option). Then the game would be
> > to get Tor users to have the right options enabled ;)
> >
> I tried to do something like this in my branch; optionally turning off
> pings to Public and LAN servers was easy. Turning off pings to Favorite
> servers seemed a little trickier, especially if they are still to
> remain reachable.
> Thanks for all the pointers. A C++ developer volunteered to take a
> closer look at this issue. At this point, I think further discussion
> would most useful for all parties if it moved onto the bug ticket:
> https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble/issues/1033
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