[tor-project] Network team meeting notes, 6 nov 2017
nickm at torproject.org
Mon Nov 6 18:00:56 UTC 2017
Hi! You can find the logs from our weekly meeting here:
Below is the pad we used for our updates and discussions:
Network team meeting pad, 6 November 2017
Welcome to our meeting! Every monday at 1700 UTC on #tor-meeting on OFTC.
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Meeting notes from last week:
* [dgoulet] I know it is quite big and it is fine to not reply but then
that means I'll just go forward with what I think is best and we'll see
from there ("Connection, Channel and Scheduler - An Intense Trek"):
* Please do not forget about 0.3.2! *How to get it stable?*
* Anybody great in the broader community to highlight this past week?
- [dgoulet: "Hello71" on IRC has been profiling and chasing memleaks
lately, very useful imo. Also, someone submitted a patch to torsocks to
fix it with Rust program #24116]
* Still a few hackerone reports that need to be triaged by the fuzzer
* Did we finish everything from october?
Updates: (Please use *boldface* to indicate discussion topics)
[might be offline during the meeting, we'll see!]
- HSv3 tickets in the 032 milestone.
- Review tickets in the 032 milestone.
- Worked on the prop224 control port specification which I just sent on
- Worked on a tor-dev@ thread about the connection, channel and
- From that thread ^, the improved scheduler interface came out for
but not yet public as I'm waiting on possibly more feedback on the
thread before going further.
- We had a series of bad-relays last week that needed some
I had to put some times in the health of the network side of things.
- Profiling of 032 relay: #24127
- Continue the roadmap tasks I have that is the HS circuit timoue
and scheduler work.
- Prop224 control port work aimed at 033 so I want to start the review
soon as possible for an "early" merge.
- 032 ticket review and address my tickets as well in that milestone.
[Might be a bit late for the mtng but will be there]
- Lots of microdescriptor work. Did some debugging and some bugfixing.
#23985 and #24113 and #23989.
- Mainly worked on #23817: an important md issue. Pushing branch
how complex will it be?]*
- Also published prop224 blog post. We have now officially launched.
the blog comments and the hackernews discussion.
- Did some digging into the guard discovery stuff but not too much.
- Some prop224 reviewing and ticket handling.
- More microdescriptor fixing. This is the highest priority for me rn.
- Catching up with prop224 work and maybe guard discovery if time permits.
- Will learn more info about my future phd and my future schedule.
- Worked on revised (Shamir-based) privcount design
- Much review & merge
- Roadmapping coordination with other teams
- Reviewed prop283 (ipv6 address into consensus for Teor)
- Dealt with fuzzing false-positives from oss-fuzz; found one real
memory leak (#24150)
- Several proposals, including:
- Revised privcount data collector behavior (#22955)
- Improved APIs for control on mobile/embedded systems (#24107,
- Ed25519 ID -> Consensus proposal (#23170, plus #24103)
- Release another 0.3.2 alpha on Tuesday or Wednesday, ideally
including the following. (*are they yours?*):
- #23816 Use exponential backoff with jitter and/or tune its
- #24150 Memory leak in v3 hsdesc parsing with empty encrypted
- #23414 rep_hist_format_hs_stats() should add noise, then round
- #23623 hs: Cache current time period number and SRV start time
- Review dgoulet's big scheduler/channel/connection email, time
- Meeting w Mozilla people about Tor integeration
- Bug people about the *5 remaining tickets* in review-group-24
- Absent much of Tuesday & Friday
- Wrote a patch to use Android's logging subsystem directly in Tor
(ahf/android-logging on GL.com).
- Looked into the syslog() inteface on Android as well and
whether it works with adb's logging features too
on all devices.
- Created tickets for the performance and measurement work as well
as controller interface bugs for
- Wrote an introduction to Google's simpleperf tool for Tor:
(if you want to play around with the tool without doing all the
device stuff you can download the sample file
I made last week at
- Started documenting `systrace` and `dumpsys` to get memory and
battery information out of the device.
- Started looking into Shawn's capsicum sandbox patches.
- Finish docuumenting and testing, ideally get someone else to try
it out too.
- Start working on #24065.
- If I have time: setup an fdroid repository with "daily" builds of
Orbot with tor.git's master version of Tor.
- See if there is anything I need to prepare for the OTF meeting
next week. Follow up on Isa's email on the
Last week (2017-W44):
- HackerOne triage
- helped with bwauth trouble with control port oddities (#24110,
- reviewing #23816. download_status code is very hard to read.
updated #23354 and filed 24152 in hopes we can improve this
- updated team wiki page with meetin time changes for DST stuff
This week (2017-W45):
- more jittered backoff review work (#23816)
- review other tickets (#23523, maybe others)
- *try to coordinate more with others about HackerOne triage*
- investigate bootstrap hangs (mostly clock skew related?) some more
- sponsor8 bookkeeping (ticket tagging, etc.)
- worked on sponsor8 Q3 report (august and september)
- organized first meeting for teams to share their roadmaps
- pinged testers to test our network speed
- submit sponsor8 Q3 report (august and september)
- Tor Launcher work check in - moat implementation, check in with
Browser team too, progress bar msgs. *[check-in note for: nick, catalyst,
- hope to get ux team with a roadmap to share soon - will share all
roadmaps and its dicussions on tor-project ml
- I will look at ESTRABLISH_INTRO, INTRODUCE1, and INTRODUCE2 and
see if any of them is worth fuzzing
- reviewed #22342, a new buf-to-string api
- worked mostly on #15967 and #22871 (moat stuff), which is coming
along quite well but still has a couple kinks in it
- deployed new bridgedb so that bridge-distribution-request lines
- planning/travel for mozilla all-hands in december
- got setup in hackerone
- reimbursements for montréal
- #22871 bugs and deploying a preliminary setup for testing
* - wanted to talk with catalyst about writing down how we plan to
use the github account, but other things might have to take priority this
- Last week:
- - Getting back up to speed on things and trying to normalize sleep
- - Writing tests for #23114 and #23100
- Really trying to finish #23114 and #23100
- Paperwork, airfare, expense reports, time sheets for past couple
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