[tor-project] Remove mercurius4 obfs4 bridge from Tor Browser?

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Tue Jul 19 01:09:58 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 08:42:30PM -0400, David Goulet wrote:
> On 18 Jul (17:36:54), David Fifield wrote:
> > According to my and Lynn Tsai's bridge reachability measurements, the
> > default obfs4 bridge mercurius4 has not been running for a few months.
> > 
> > It was refusing connections in March and April, and more recently has
> > just been timing out. Time to remove it?
> > 
> > pref("extensions.torlauncher.default_bridge.obfs4.6", "obfs4 EF577C30B9F788B0E1801CF7E433B3B77792B77A cert=0SFhfDQrKjUJP8Qq6wrwSICEPf3Vl/nJRsYxWbg3QRoSqhl2EB78MPS2lQxbXY4EW1wwXA iat-mode=0");
> I'm not sure what's the requirement to get a bridge in Tor Browser but if you
> are looking for a replacement, I've set up an obfs4 bridge couple weeks ago on
> a server that is pretty fast an with a nice port (443). If it could be useful,
> please let me known!

Yes, we're interested in having more bridges. Let's coordinate with Lynn
and the TB maintainers so we can start measuring its reachability in
advance. You should first block the bridge's ORPort, in order to keep it
out of BridgeDB--that will help us in our blocking-delay experiment.

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