[tor-project] Notes from network-team meeting, 10 Sep 2018

David Goulet dgoulet at torproject.org
Mon Sep 10 17:22:55 UTC 2018


(I ran the meeting for nickm this week.)

Our meeting logs are at:


Our pad:


= Network team meeting pad! =

Welcome to our meeting! Mondays at 1700 UTC on #tor-meeting on OFTC.

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Note the meeting location: #tor-meeting on OFTC!
 (See https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2017-September/001459.html
for background.)

After each week's meetings, the contents of this pad will be sent to tor-project @ lists.torproject.org.  After that is done, the pad can be used for the next week.

== Previous notes ==
11 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-June/001828.html
18 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-June/001835.html
25 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001863.html
2 July: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001866.html
9 July: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001884.html
16 July: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001888.html
23 July: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001926.html
30 July: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-July/001928.html
6 Aug: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-August/001936.html
13 Aug: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-August/001947.html
20 Aug: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-August/001954.html
27 Aug: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-August/001963.html
4 Sep: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-September/001965.html
== Stuff to do every week =

* Let's check and update the roadmap.  What's done, and what's coming up?

url to roadmap: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ufrun1khEo5Cwd6OwngERn829wU3W3eskdrriaYfUBQ/edit#gid=856122210yy

* Check reviewer assignments at 
* Also, let's check for things we need update on our spreadsheet!  Are there important documents we should link to?  Things we should archive?

* Check rotations at https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/NetworkTeam/TeamRotations

* Community guides, it's time to hand off to the next guide!

* Let's look at proposed tickets!  [but see discussion] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=merge_ready&status=needs_information&status=needs_review&status=needs_revision&status=new&status=reopened&keywords=~035-roadmap-proposed&max=200&col=id&col=summary&col=milestone&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=component&order=priority

== Reminders ==

* Remember to "/me status: foo" at least once daily.
* Remember that our current code reviews should be done by end-of-week.
* Make sure you are in touch with everybody with whom you are doing work for the next releases

---- 10 September 2018

== Announcements ==

== Discussion == 

== Updates ==

  * Last week:
    * Merged OSS-Fuzz corpus into tor-fuzzing-corpora
    * Revised and merged complicated branches, including NSS
    * Handled fallout from NSS merge. whoops
    * Reviewed and merged v3 client auth (kudos to all who worked on it!)
    * Worked towards stable releases
    * Worked on getting clients not to need a cached_dir_t
  * This week
    * Stable releases (monday)
    * Fix OSS-Fuzz build
    * revise whitepaper
    * Start my prep for the mexico city meeting
    * Review and merge lots of stuff
    * Maybe, work on getting networkstatus to be mmaped.
    * Prep for feature freeze on friday: Lots of review and merge.
    * Post-freeze 0.3.5 ticket triage

teor (offline):
   last week (from Tuesday):
       - I was on CI / Coverity rotation
       - Fixed some failures in chutney due to 0.3.4 changes (#27146 and children)
         - I tried some other fixes, but they turned out worse than before the fix
       - Emailed Travis CI again to fix startup hangs and network failures (#27366)
       - Fixed Windows/GCC 8 CI (#27389 and children)
       - Coverity found some issues in the new HSv3 client auth code
       - I didn't get a chance to look at Jenkins, is it ok?
       - Final 0.3.4 ticket triage
       - Bwauth work (#27398)
       - Other fast fixes, reviews, and ticket triage
       - Travel and expense admin
   this week:
       - Reviews! (I didn't do many reviews last week, due to 0.3.4)
       - Maybe we should run the latest GCC and clang in CI?
       - Create an updated list of fallback directory mirrors (#24786)
       - Catch up on meeting planning
       - If nothing more urgent comes up, back to PrivCount

    Last week:
        Sponsor 8:
            - Cleanup of #25502 code, test on Windows.
            - Looked at Nick's TLS work with NSS.
            - Reviewed #27315 and #17837.
    This week:
        Sponsor 8:
            - Get #25502 reviewed and in.
            - Work on things that shows up because of it or other pre-freeze tasks.
            - Maybe help asn with the HS proxy circuit identifier code if there
              is time (#4700).
            - CI/Coverity role.
            - Do an interview on a Ukrainian podcast about Tor.

 [Might be offline during this meeting due to personal stuff.]
 Last week:
 - Helped out with the client auth stuff which is now merged. Did some testing
   of the feature, addressed some review feedback, found and fixed some bugs.
 - Discussed "onion services open issues" document with people.
 - Reviewed #26769, #27344.
 - Started a [tor-dev] thread about the state of the HA proxy patch #4700.
 This week:
 - Work on any other pre-freeze items. I took over #4700 from ahf; let's see if
   I can make it happen before the freeze.
 - Fix any other stuff that come up from the HS client auth work.
 - Do reviews.

    last week (2018-W36):
        - fought with a sticky failure in Travis probably caused by caching
        - are the Travis performance gains from caching worth the headaches from sticky failures?
        - cleaned up #27402 work somewhat
    this week (2018-W37):
        - clean up and make pull request for #27402
        - work on #27100 and #27103

    Last week:
        - Worked on client auth.
        - Refactor some code on client auth.
    This week:
        - Fix bugs if we find in client auth

  Last week:
    * Worked on #20700 (hs v3 client authorization). Now merged upstream. The
      credit needs to go to haxxpop here so congrats! :)
    * Opened #27544 for the things to fix/work about #20700 post-merge.
    * Some NSS testing I did on my test relays. Couple fixes from nickm came 
      out of it.
  This week:
    * Rush all things that needs to go in before the 035 freeze.

  Last week:
    - Worked nostly on non-core things (TBB 8 crash; investigating a mobile issue; vanguards README_SECURITY updates).
  This week:
    - Figure out how dirconns link to edge conns? (Does anyone understand this code?) [dgoulet: I would say Roger has been of great help in the past there for me :)]



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