[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 5 Sep 2019
phw at torproject.org
Thu Sep 5 17:50:47 UTC 2019
Here are our meeting logs:
And here is our meeting pad:
Anti-censorship work meeting pad
Next meeting: Thursday September 5th 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://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/roadmap/boards
* Our roadmap consists of a subset of trac tickets.
* The anti-censorship team's wiki page: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/AntiCensorshipTeam
* GetTor's roadmap: https://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/gettor/boards
* 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
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== Announcements ==
* Bug Smash Fund campaign has been on: https://blog.torproject.org/tors-bug-smash-fund-help-tor-smash-all-bugs The idea is that this will be funding non-sponsor bugs. If you are working on ticket that is not sponsored please tag it with BugSmashFund keyword.
== Discussion ==
* https://bugs.torproject.org/19332 (BridgeDB module for CollecTor) is not on the metrics plate anymore. what next?
== Actions ==
* Update roadmap with what you are working on https://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/roadmap/boards
== Interesting links ==
== 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.
hiro: (2019-09-02)(gettor days are Thursday - snippets https://dip.torproject.org/snippets)
- Coded ansible recipes for gettor so that the service can be easily maintained by more people: https://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/gettor-project/gettor-ansible
- Fixing some issues about git history taking too much space quota on gitlab and github
- use archive.org as new distribution endpoint: upload files to archive.org
- reach out to irl about sending gettor stats to metrics
- review specs: are specs up-to-date? should we change something in the specs?
- review docs: write documentation for web site and ansible playbooks.
- waiting to be told that's fine to upload files to archive.org? Can we start?
- review new website. New website should be reviewed. https://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/gettor-project/gettor-web
This week (2019-09-05):
* Handled our "set up new obfs4" bridges campaign
* ~40 new bridges so far
* Updated bridge setup guide several times and merged pull requests
* More work on improving obfs4's flow obfuscation (#30716)
* Met with Micah and Sam to discuss progress
* Had a chat with Tobias about state of website fingerprinting attacks
* Re-compiled and deployed snowflake broker and server (#31454, #31455)
* Started working on exposing BridgeDB's metrics for Tor Metrics (#19332)
* Filed a ticket to get rid of BridgeDB's chatspeak (#31528)
* Started working on a script to extract stable, unallocated obfs4 bridges for manual distribution
* Moved forward with our next default bridge at Karlstad University (#31164)
* Revised default bridge requirements in our wiki
* Interacted with potential new default bridge operators after Roger contacted professors about it
* Wrote monthly anti-censorship team report
* Wrote a BridgeDB patch to remove frontdesk at tp.o email (#28533)
* Expose BridgeDB metrics for Tor Metrics (#19332)
* Send a batch of private obfs4 bridges to NGO for manual distribution
* Review https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/28533
Gaba: (updated September 5th)
Last week ():
This week (planned):
- Worked on #28930
- 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 2019-09-05
Last week (holiday on Monday):
- spent some time debugging snowflake broker issues (#31425)
- debugged pion/webrtc problems (#28942)
- looked at gettor status report from hiro
- read phw's work on sharknado
- make a patch for the proxy---broker communication (#29207)
- get fixes upstreamed to pion/webrtc (#28942)
- snowflake dogfood
- continue work on sequencing layer (#29206)
- revisit snowflake reachability scripts, check status of tests, and enhance (#30368)
- review of gettor metrics work (https://dip.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/gettor-project/gettor/issues/10)
- review #28533
- review of progress on sequencing layer (#29206)
- the snowflake broker machine is acting up and i don't think it's related to the broker software (#31425)
week of 08/22 (planned):
- reorienting after leave
- mostly sponsor31 stuff
week of 08/22 (actual):
- mostly sponsor31 stuff
week of 08/29 (planned):
- mostly sponsor31 stuff (control protocol refactoring that will hopefully lead to better bootstrap reporting)
- merged #30310
- helped with some review
- add a build step / documentation for code reuse in cupcake
- make an attempt at #31391
- with cohosh, worked on the pion-webrtc build of Tor Browser, got a working windows build for the first time (#28942)
- Turbo Tunnel prototyping
- Metrics Timeline maintenance
- review Snowflake sequencing layer (#29206)
- archive test pion builds from (#28942)
- Turbo Tunnel prototyping
- redeploy meek-azure bridge for Go net/http DoS vulnerability (#31455)
- needs attention from inf0 at Team Cymru (dcf has sent email)
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