[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 25 July 2019

Philipp Winter phw at torproject.org
Thu Jul 25 18:33:41 UTC 2019

Here are our meeting notes:


Here is our meeting pad:

ANTI-CENSORSHIP work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday July 25th 17:00 UTC

Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 17:00 UTC, in #tor-meeting at OFTC (channel is logged while meetings are in progress).

== Goal of this meeting ==

Weekly checkin about the status of anti-censorship work at Tor.
Coordinate collaboration between people/teams on anti-censorship at Tor.

== Links to Useful documents ==

    * Our anti-censorship roadmap: https://storm.torproject.org/shared/knaG2lEzepdsCC21DYk4dD4hRtwcUGnXQvalH1sKEAM
        * Our roadmap consists of a subset of trac tickets.
        * Note that there's a bug that causes the roadmap to load slowly.  To work around it, first click on "All boards", and then on "ROADMAP Anti-censorship team"
    * The anti-censorship team's wiki page: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/AntiCensorshipTeam
    * GetTor's roadmap: https://dip.torproject.org/anti-censorship/gettor/boards
        * Hiro is currently experimenting with gitlab.
    * Tickets that need reviews: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/query?status=needs_review&component=%5eCircumvention&col=id&col=summary&col=component&col=owner&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=reviewer&order=priority

----   25th July 2019  ----

== Announcements ==


== Discussion ==

    * https://dip.torproject.org/anti-censorship/state-of-censorship/blob/master/README.md
    * Snowflake servers being blocked by Safe Browsing (#31230)

== Actions ==


== Interesting links ==


== Updates ==


    This week:
        - What you worked on this week.
    Next week:
        - What you are planning to work on next week (related to anti-censorship work).
    Help with:
         - Something you may need help with.

hiro: (gettor days are Thursday)
    This week:
    Next week:
    Past week:

  This week (2019-07-25):
    - Deployed in-progress BridgeDB metrics patch to see if it suits our needs
        + Stumbled upon numerous bugs, many of which in BridgeDB
    - Started working on PT spec improvements
        + https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29285#comment:5 has become canonical list of spec issues
        + For now, based on our 1.0 spec, and hopefully find a way to merge it with the 2.x spec
        + https://dip.torproject.org/phw/torspec/tree/feature/29285 (work in progress)
    - Will attend OTF summit in Taipei
        + Hopefully will push forward the "help NGO with private bridges" topic
    - Filed #31228 for having a single Tor instance support, say, more than one obfs4 instances
    - Resurrected #29480 to expose BridgeDB's assignments file again
        + Would allow bridge operators to see what bucket their bridge is in
    - Updated obfs4 setup guide with notes on how it takes a while for a bridge to see traffic
  Next week:
  Help with:
    - Help me improve https://dip.torproject.org/anti-censorship/state-of-censorship/blob/master/README.md

Gaba: (updated )
   Last week ():
    This week ():

    Last week:
        - Worked on #28930
    This week:
        - Finished refactoring parts of #28930. Trying to figure out if we should begin the discussion on how PT's can report back on bootstrap info.
        - Continued to work on a tool to convert Trac tickets into Gitlab tickets.

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2019-07-25
    Last week:
        - More PETS and travelling and recovering from travel
        - worked on #31100
        - review of #27385
    This week:
        - snowflake dogfood
        - check in on pion proxy, and work on windows build (#28942 and #28942)
        - sequencing layer for snowflake (#29206)
        - prepare for CitizenLab Summer Institute
    Help with:
        - review of #31100

    week of 07/11 (actual):
        - Stockholm meeting
    week of 07/18 (actual):
        - recovering from travel
    week of 07/25 (planned):
        - recovering from travel
        - mostly sponsor31
        - preparing for extended leave starting 07/29

arlolra: 2019-07-25
    Last week:
        - just some patch reviews (#31126, #31203)
    Next week:
        - revisions to #30310
        - start looking at the suggestions in #31109
        - add a build step / documentation for code reuse in cupcake
        - review of #31170
    Help with:
        - review of #27385

dcf: 2019-07-25
    Last week (since 2019-06-27):
        - merged a compatibility fix for the Snowflake websocket server (#30998)
        - closed a packaging issue in go-webrtc (not our bug, https://github.com/keroserene/go-webrtc/issues/89 )
        - made a Firefox account for Snowflake add-on (#30931)
        - reviewed port of proxy-go to pion (#28942)
        - reviewed draft of Snowflake session layer (#29206)
        - published sanitized pre-sanitization Snowflake broker logs (#30731)
        - reviewed proxy-go test code (#30867)
        - reviewed the CoffeeScript removal patch (#30933)
        - fixed bugs in query string parsing in Snowflake proxy, thanks arlolra for review (#31126)
        - started dealing with Snowflake infrastructure domains being blocked by Safe Browsing (#31230, #31231, #31100)
        - Tor meeting, attended these anti-censorship sessions:
            - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm/Notes/AntiCensorshipTeamRoadmapping
            - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm/Notes/AntiCensorshipTeamRetrospective
            - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm/Notes/S30
            - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm/Notes/SnowflakeVolunteers
            - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2019Stockholm/Notes/AntiCensorshipRapidResponse
        - mostly implemented a dark mode in the Snowflake addon (#31170)
        - posted/archived stuff related to the Kazakhstan HTTPS MITM
        - looked into the status of IPv6 for the Snowflake broker (#31203)
        - fixed bugs in Parse.byteCount in the Snowflake addon, thanks arlolra for review (#31203)
        - reviewed a Snowflake proxy localization patch (#30310)
        - reviewed a draft of the Emma lightweight censorship analyzer (#30794)
        - Metrics Timeline maintenance
    Next week:
        - mostly offline, however hopefully experimenting with QUIC AMP etc.
        - review #31100
    Help with:
        - looks like dark mode will require icons that work on both light and dark (#31170)

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