[tor-dev] Email Bridge Distributor Interactive Commands

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Fri Jul 25 13:39:14 UTC 2014

On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:25:31 +0200
Lunar <lunar at torproject.org> wrote:

> isis:
> > > We can't just make Tor Browser stop accepting obfs2 because some
> > > people are using obfs2 bridges right now. But we shouldn't add
> > > more people to the set of users of a broken protocol.
> > 
> > Obfs3 is also "broken", it's just that we haven't yet seen a DPI
> > box do it IRL. If you want me to only hand out the holy grail, I'm
> > never going to hand anything out.
> The holy grail will never exist, indeed. I fail too see why this would
> be a reason to continue giving out solutions that are known to be bad
> when they have suitable replacement.

For what it's worth, the official plan is to kill off obfs2 once we
figure out how we want to handle deprecating old transports.


Personally I think when we deploy the next round of transports (meek,
and either ScrambleSuit or obfs4) would be the right time to revisit
this, and I can't think of a good reason to keep obfs2 around beyond
"there are bridges that only support obfs2" which is a fairly terrible
reason keep distributing the protocol to new users.

My other objection to the idea a while back was that Orbot only
supported obfs2, but that's been fixed for a while now.


Yawning Angel
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