[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 06 Aug 2020

Philipp Winter phw at torproject.org
Thu Aug 6 16:23:40 UTC 2020

Hi all,

Here are our meeting minutes:


And here is our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday August 6th 16:00 UTC

Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 16:00 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:
        * Roadmap: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/anti-censorship/-/boards
    * The anti-censorship team's wiki page:
        * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/team/-/wikis/home
    * Past meeting notes can be found at:
        * https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/
    * Tickets that need reviews:  from sponsors we are working on:
        * All needs review tickets: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/anti-censorship/-/merge_requests?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&assignee_id=None
        * Sponsor 30
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/4
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/7
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/5
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/6
        * Sponsor 28
            * must-do tickets: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/10
            * possible tickets: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name%5b%5d=Sponsor%2028&milestone_title=None
    * Anti-censorship related tickets that we want other teams to fix:
        * https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-tickets-keep <-- it will be moved into gitlab with TPO labels
    * Public bug-reporting pad:
        * https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-bugs-keep

== Announcements ==

    * Created a pad for public/anonymous bug reports:
        * https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-bugs-keep

== Discussion ==


== Actions ==


== Interesting links ==


== Reading group ==

    * We will discuss "Turbo Tunnel" on Aug 20
        * PDF: https://www.bamsoftware.com/papers/turbotunnel/turbotunnel.pdf
        * Web version: https://www.bamsoftware.com/papers/turbotunnel/
        * Questions to ask and goals to have:
            * What aspects of the paper are questionable?
            * Are there immediate actions we can take based on this work?
            * Are there long-term actions we can take based on this work?
            * Is there future work that we want to call out, in hopes that others will pick it up?

== Updates ==

    This week:
        - What you worked on this week.
    Next week:
        - What you are planning to work on next week.
    Help with:
         - Something you need help with.

  This week (2020-07-30):
        * Spent most of my time working on BridgeDB reimplementation.
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb/-/issues/32900
        * Experimented with Salmon implementation.
            * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb/-/issues/31873
  Next week:
        * Wrap up tpo/anti-censorship/wolpertinger#34259.
  Help with:

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2020-08-06
Last week:
    - wrote a fix for snowflake#40005
    - implemented partial NAT discovery at proxies (snowflake-webext#13)
    - updated .gitlab-ci.yml for snowflake-webext (snowflake-webext!2)
    - started looking and go and docker solutions for NAT test suite (#25595)
This week:
    - continue working on NAT test suite (#25595)
    - start working on #21314
    - continue with GetTor + BridgeDB refactor
    - look at snowflake#40004
    - review snowflake-webext!3
Needs help with:
    - review of tor-browser-build#40016 (tbb-team)
    - review of NAT discovery for snowflake proxies (snowflake-webext!1)

juggy :
    This week:
        - Got very basic "suggested readings" list up and running here : https://jugheadjones10.github.io/anti-censorship-reading/
    Next week:
        - Keep studying BridgeDB to write architectural overview
    Help with:
        - Open issues here (https://github.com/jugheadjones10/anti-censorship-reading) for papers/resources/readings that you think might be useful for newcomers

arlolra: 2020-06-11
    Last week:
    Next week:
        - follow ups to #33365
        - start on #31201
    Help with:

dcf: 2020-08-06
    Last week:
        - reviewed broker interaction timeouts (tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake!8)
        - re-sent invitation for Snowflake CDN admin access (tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake#30510)
        - wrote a patch to update bug-reporting instructions (tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-webext#14)
    Next week:
        - review browser proxy NAT type detection (https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-webext/-/merge_requests/1 )
        - add licenses of kcp-go and smux (tor-browser-build#40031)
    Help with:
        - HTML patch to update bug-reporting instructions (tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-webext!3)

Antonela: 2020-07-23
    Last week:
    - (S28) Snowflake Android App UI
    - (S30) Making bridges.tpo looks like tpo.org
    - (S30) Planning activities for the user group in HK (happening next week):
        - Run emma
        - Discovery issues with Bridges flow - working on the script
    This week:
    - (S28) Review Snowflake Android App UI
    - (S30) Working on making bridges.tpo work with lektor
    - (S30) Sent Get Bridges User Research to the group in HK. Will meet them on Friday. Final script: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/4

    Last week:
        -on vacay till 08-03
    Next week:
    Help with:

hanneloresx: 2020-07-30
    Last week: took a break to focus on emergency at my job
    Next week:
        - Work on #32117
        - Work on #33727
    Help with:

thymbahutymba: 2020-04-02
    Last week:
        - CI/CD pipeline for multiarch docker images, which has a problem
          with the apt tor version even though the apt repository have been
          changed into the Dockerfile.
    Next week:
    Help with:

HashikD: 2020-07-16
    Last week:
            - Made designs for Snowflake mobile: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-mobile/-/issues/11#note_2693845
            - #6 Showing users stat about how many clients they served in the past 24
    Next week:
            - Work on ticket #11
    Help with: -

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