[tor-dev] Towards a new version of the PT spec...

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 07:39:58 UTC 2015

> On 8 Sep 2015, at 08:45, Yawning Angel <yawning at schwanenlied.me> wrote:
> So, we currently have a Pluggable Transport (PT) spec, and it kind-of
> sort-of works (The documentation is a mess that I'm working on
> cleaning up, but it's an orthogonal issue for how well it works).
> There are a number of problems with the current PT spec that require
> breaking backward compatibility to fix, so eventually I would like to
> do so.
> I'm soliciting input on what people would also like to see in a
> (currently hypothetical) PT spec 2.0 beyond what I already have in mind:
> ...
>  * Specify an interface for where fork()/exec() isn't possible (iOS).
>    I don't think this is makes sense because it is probably too
>    platform/caller specific.

I imagine that this would require a PT-as-thread(s) interface, which is out of scope, as iOS is a single platform.
It seems to me that using a PT on iOS could be done in a similar way to using tor.
(That is, if you can’t fork tor from an iOS app, then forking PTs is the least of your worries.)

I’m hoping someone has developed a generic way of doing this, at least for network apps.
What are the ChatSecure people doing for their XMMP + Tor chat accounts?
Launching pthreads?

Tim (teor)

Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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