[tor-dev] GAEuploader

Adam Fisk afisk at getlantern.org
Wed Feb 1 17:40:40 UTC 2017

In our experience GAE is basically blocked in China at least. Is that
your experience as well? I believe it's possible to find IPs that are
unblocked, but you'd have to embed those IPs somehow into the client
or integrate the scanning.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM, Katherine Li
<katherineli.tor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> Thank you for your insightful questions! My responses are below:
>> Is this the cheapest zone/region for computation or bandwidth? If I am not
>> in the US, would it be faster or cheaper for me to use a local google data
>> center?
> Yes, it would be faster for you to use a local google data center. I have
> added a variable "REGION" in the script of the uploader. You can now change
> the region by replacing "us-central" with another region. I have also added
> an explanation of how to do this in the README. Below is a list of all the
> regions:
> asia-northeast1  YES                                           YES
> europe-west       YES                                           NO
> us-central           YES                                           YES
> us-east1             YES                                           YES
> You can also obtain this list via the following terminal command (with
> GAEuploader as your current directory):
> ./google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud app regions list
> As you pointed out, I have set the zone to zone3 in my original code.
> However, it turned out that zone is relevant only when working with Google
> Compute Engine, which is not the case for GAEuploader. So I have removed the
> line "subprocess.check_call(["./google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud", "beta",
> "config", "set", "compute/zone", "zone3"])
>> Which tor bridge does the traffic for these instances go through? (Or does
>> this set up a tor bridge as well?)
> The bridge uses https://meek.bamsoftware.com/, which is on the same host as
> the meek-azure bridge, but not rate-limited like meek-azure is.
> You can find more information on Tor relays at its Atlas page:
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/C20658946DD706A7A2181159A1A04CD838570D04
> If you want to use a different bridge, you can edit the file
> appengine/reflect.go before running uploader:
>         forwardURL = "https://meek.bamsoftware.com/"
> Thanks again for your input! Please let me know if you have any more
> questions/feedback.
> Best,
> Katherine Li
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