[tor-dev] Add EVENT message to pt-spec.txt and control-spec.txt
dgoulet at torproject.org
Mon Oct 29 15:35:22 UTC 2018
On 26 Oct (13:31:27), Dr. Brandon Wiley wrote:
> Well I think this is a great feature and it's something which people have
> been requesting for a while now, and which I know was discussed at the PT
> meeting at the last TorDev. I think this is the sort of feature that just
> makes transports better for everyone, both transport designers and
> applications that use transports. Several different options for this sort
> of signalling have been discussed in the past at the Pluggable Transport
> Implementers Meetings and it's nice to see a concrete proposal.
> We have spent several years building a Pluggable Transport community which
> includes a diverse group of tool developers that all use Pluggable
> Transports. Tor is a key member of this group and has participated in all
> of our meetings and the development of our community process for revision
> of the Pluggable Transport specification. By following the community
> process for proposing changes to the PT specification, all stakeholders get
> a chance to provide feedback on the proposal and we an ensure ease of use
> for developers in terms of clarity on backwards compatibility and semantic
> I would love to see this proposal submitted through the community
> specification process for inclusion in the next release of the
> specification. Simply add a proposal to the proposals/ directory of the
> specification repository (
> https://github.com/Pluggable-Transports/Pluggable-Transports-spec) and
> issue a pull request. We will then add it to the schedule for review,
> discussion, and eventual inclusion in a specification release.
Hope I did this correctly. You sure you don't want to switch to .txt file in
the proposal/. Seems PDF are hard to review on Github? ...
> Great work, and I look forward to working with you to get this useful
> functionality for all transports and transport-enabled applications!
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 9:57 AM David Goulet <dgoulet at torproject.org> wrote:
> > Greetings tor-dev!
> > We've been working on improving PT reporting towards Tor so for instance
> > Tor
> > Browser can better inform the user or take actions based on the PT state
> > when
> > connecting to the network.
> > The following ticket summarize it:
> > https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/28180
> > To achieve this, we are submitting these to torspec.git patches to extend
> > both
> > the pt-spec.txt and control-spec.txt to support such mechanism. This is the
> > first draft.
> > Below is the link to the PT spec patch. It adds the EVENT message that for
> > now
> > is only used, as you will see, for reporting connection status message.
> > However, you should see this EVENT message as extendable to whatever the PT
> > would like to report to Tor that we can think of in the future:
> > https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/dgoulet/torspec.git/commit/?h=ticket28181_01&id=0814114fb39f9f7ddf16de35f97092ed74ffd1ee
> > The second, is simpler, it is how Tor will send it back to the control
> > port:
> > https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/dgoulet/torspec.git/commit/?h=ticket28182_01&id=b57d272f570847cdcf073b5fdf5b523d3f57d889
> > Please, any questions or feedbacks is very welcome! The main idea here is
> > to
> > keep things simple and extendable.
> > Note that since Tor doesn't implement the PT 2.0 spec yet, we haven't done
> > anything for that spec but after skimming the version 2, I think we can
> > easily
> > move this EVENT message concept if we want it.
> > Cheers!
> > David
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