[tor-dev] GSoC 17 | Name System API for Tor Onion Services

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Wed Mar 29 11:08:37 UTC 2017

George Kadianakis <desnacked at riseup.net> writes:

> Pickfire <pickfire at riseup.net> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I am Ivan Tham. Currently studying in Computer Science in APIIT Malaysia. I am
>> interested particapate in Google Summer of Code 2017 under tor organization. I
>> am interested to see Proposal 224 coming along but I would really like to see
>> [Proposal 272][0] and hope that tor hidden services can be more user-friendly.
> Hello,
> there is still interest in this proposal but unfortunately it hasn't
> been revised since it was first posted on the mailing list. The mailing
> list feedback unfortunately has not been incorporated to the proposal
> yet; particularly the comments by David Fifield are very relevant and
> should be considered carefully before taking the proposal too seriously.
> In general, I suggest to anyone who wants to work on this proposal, to
> do it using a Tor controller instead of hacking the main C tor
> code. meejah suggested this here:
>       https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-October/011517.html
> and it seems like a proper solution here would involve controller events
> like NEWRESOLVE, MAPADDRESS, and plus some extra magic.
> I must say that this project is definitely relevant for GSoC, but it
> needs a _strong_ and _independent_ student that can handle it.
> Also, Tor is currently having a real life meeting so most of us are very
> busy. We plan to discuss the proposal during the meeting, so I hope to
> send a short update next week at some point if I find the time (and also
> merge it to torspec.git since it's currently missing).

FWIW, I merged the draft proposal from [tor-dev] to torspec, so that we
have a common point of reference. The proposal still needs improvements
before we can call it complete.

You can find it as proposal279:


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