[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 13 June 2019
phw at torproject.org
Thu Jun 13 17:26:54 UTC 2019
Here are our meeting logs:
Here is our meeting pad:
ANTI-CENSORSHIP work meeting pad
Next meeting: Thursday June 13th 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.
---- 13th June 2019 ----
== Announcements ==
== Discussion ==
* How should we proceed with our BridgeDB statistics collection?
* We now have a response from Tor's safety board: https://bugs.torproject.org/9316#comment:25
* Let's run an initial one-off experiment for one week and re-evaluate if the data is safe to publish?
== Actions ==
* Please share your experience with the pluggable transports specification in this thread:
* Think about anti-censorship sessions you want to lead/attend in Stockholm
== Updates ==
- What you worked on this week.
- What you are planning to work on next week (related to anti-censorship work).
- Something you may need help with.
This week (2019-05-16):
- Revised gettor code with phw
- Merge new code
- Deploy gettor
- See who has access to gettor repository in torgit
- Sync torgit repository with dip
- Port tickets from roadmap to dip
- Add more tests to gettor
- Work on twitter distribution channel
- Rebase gettor PR with phw
- Started testing framework
This week (2019-06-13):
- Wrote and deployed patch for BridgeDB to discontinue email support for Yahoo accounts
- Merged and deployed BridgeDB translations
- Merged and deployed various BridgeDB housekeeping patches
- Released BridgeDB v7.0 and v7.1 and blogged about it
- Heard back from Tor's safety board regarding our BridgeDB proposal
We can proceed carefully
- Wrote a BridgeDB patch that replaces leekspin with a stem script
- Filed a ticket and wrote patch because default obfs4 bridges in orbot are all offline
- Filed ticket to study if China broke any of our bridge distribution channels
- Reviewed #29279 and wrote summary of what we learned
- Asked tor-dev@ about shortcomings of our pluggable transports v1.0 spec
Pointed several PT implementers to this thread
- Reviewed Nima's patch for obfs4PortScan
- Had a brief meeting with researcher who's studying the GFW
- Sponsor 28: Pointed RACE integration team to our PT spec and libraries
- Reported machinery that our team is using to sysadmin team
- Set up a private obfs4 bridge and handed it to censored user
- Reviewed two FOCI papers
- Move forward with new PT spec
- Review #21315
* follow on s28 and s30
This week (05/30):
* preparing tor meeting schedule
ahf (will be AFK due to Ascension Day here in DK)
- Uploaded rebased patches for #29736, #29207, and #29260 at
- Been playing around with a method that I think will allow us to load
shared libraries of PT's for Tor (on Linux only for now).
- Hacking on #28930
- Got OK from dcf on #28849! Thanks! Next step is to talk to the PT adapter person.
- Hacking on #28930
- Prepare presentation for some conference next week in Switzerland.
- Away Thursday/Friday for "Ascension Day".
Last week (May 20):
- Added more content from tickets
- Added Tails content
This week (May 27):
- Marked finished sections complete
- Final edits
- Hand off for submission to DARPA
- NEEDS HELP:
- Sign-off from phw
- dealt with some Azure CDN billing issues
- Metrics Timeline maintenance
- tried archiving some early pluggable transports browser bundles but encountered problems (https://bugs.torproject.org/29697#comment:12 )
- look at WebExtension changes in https://bugs.torproject.org/23888#comment:24
- look at reliability layer (#29206)
- publish post-sanitization broker logs (#30731)
- add resources I manage to the infrastructure survey
cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2019-06-13
- reachability tests:
- stopped obfs4 probes
- updated results for snowflake probes (#30368)
- determined missing mingw libraries for windows build (#25483)
- re-evaluated broker stats and implemented missing pieces (#21315)
- started implementing unit tests for proxy-go (#30867)
- update default STUN configuration (#26348)
- continue increasing test coverage for snowflake (#29259)
- expand snowbox to simulate censorship events for user experience testing
- familiarize self with PT spec
- incremental review of reliability layer (#29206)
- broker stats (#21315) needs both a metrics team and a code review
- browser team help for mingw toolchain (#25483)
week of 06/06 (planned):
- unparent open children of #28018 and tag them usefully, so we can close #28018
week of 06/06 (actual):
- rearranged bootstrap tickets somewhat, including unparenting open children of #28018
week of 06/13 (planned):
- mostly focusing on sponsor31
- get back to the snowflake webextension
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