[tor-dev] (meek|flashproxy)+(obfs3|fte|scramblesuit|...)

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Sat Jul 26 16:30:48 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 03:08:38PM +0100, Kevin P Dyer wrote:
> Are there any roadblocks that prevent us from doing the following?
> 1. Remove the hard-coded bridge_prefs.js in the TBB.
> 2. Set meek as the default pluggable transport in the TBB.
> 3. Use meek to acquire an up-to-date bridge_prefs.js from, say,
> torproject.org.
> 4. Use the information from the acquired bridge_prefs.js to connect to Tor as
> normal.

Flash proxy does something similar when it starts up and does
rendezvous. The helper program flashproxy-reg-appspot uses the meek
domain fronting trick (but simpler) to find out its own IP and send it
to the facilitator. You wouldn't actually need to fire up meek; you
could just front an HTTPS GET request for the document you need.


I don't know that you'd want to rely on it entirely--meek over App
Engine doesn't work in China and we haven't deployed any other backends
yet. Nothing is ever going to be as reliable as a file you already have
on disk.

I supose this is because you want to make FTE bridges dynamic?

David Fifield

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