[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 02 Jul 2020

Philipp Winter phw at torproject.org
Thu Jul 2 18:02:37 UTC 2020

Hi all,

Here are our meeting minutes:


And here is our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday July 2nd 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
        * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/sponsors/Sponsor30 <-- it will be moved into gitlab
            * 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
        * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/sponsors/Sponsor28 <-- it will be moved into gitlab
            * 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[]=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

== Announcements ==

    * Use the "First Contribution" label if an issue is well-suited for newcomers.
    * Take a look at our June 2020 report and make sure that it has your work:
        * https://pad.riseup.net/p/ituvazq54RQemaxu0m4E

== Discussion ==

    * Is there a way to accept anonymous bug reports in the anti-censorship team, even if other teams don't?
        * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/34435#note_2683578
            * If a random member of the public emails gitlab-admin to get an account, will it work? Or are accounts only for internal people?
            * Could we have our own cypherpunks account?
            * Could we recommend a public pad, from which we transcribe reports weekly?

== Actions ==


== Interesting links ==


== Reading group ==

    * We will discuss GoodbyeDPI on July 9th
        * https://github.com/ValdikSS/GoodbyeDPI
        * 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 (2020-07-02):
        * Gave a talk at OONI's Internet Measurement Village 2020:
            * Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6xEfNHkFKY
        * Filed tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb#40001; the craziest BridgeDB bug I've run across so far.
        * Lots of debugging for tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb#31422. Eventually realised that the problem was #40001.
        * Some onionperf and exitmap work.
        * Merged tpo/anti-censorship/emma!2 for emma.
        * Provided more background in tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb#32117.
        * Tested tpo/core/tor!10.
        * Worked on June'20 team report.
        * Moved forward with tpo/anti-censorship/wolpertinger#34259.
  Next week:
        * Wrap up tpo/anti-censorship/wolpertinger#34259.
  Help with:

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2020-06-25
Last week:
    - reviewed #29184
    - revised nat discovery feature (#34129)
    - trial refactor of bridgedb to get ready for a GetTor integration (#3780)
    - sponsor 28 evaluation prep
    - snowflake proxy on mobile work, reviews
This week:
    - away on vacation
Needs help with:
    - another review of #34129
    - review/feedback on #3780

juggy :
    This week:
        - Dig into the algorithm for how BridgeDB distributes bridges
    Next week:
        - Implement audio captchas in moat, figure out how to reduce audio captcha request size
        - Keep studying BridgeDB to write architectural overview
    Help with:

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

dcf: 2020-07-02
    Last week:
        - tried to grant admin access to the snowflake broker CDN configuration (#30510)
        - replied on revisions to NAT behavior (#34129)
        - filed a ticket for bridge port scan usability (bridge-port-scan#1)
        - helped debug a snowflake failure on Whonix (snowflake#34435)
    Next week:
    Help with:

Antonela: 2020-06-25
    - (S30) planning activities for the user group in HK:
        - Run emma
        - Discovery issues with Bridges flow - working on the script

    Last week:
        -Was off because of studies
    Next week:
        -Start on fixing #34318
        -Finish review
    Help with:

hanneloresx: 2020-06-25
    Last week:
        - Read existing documentation for BridgeDB. Get acclimated to GitLab.
        - Read background information for #32117
    Next week:
        - Work on #32117
        - Translate monthly team report
        - 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: 2020-07-02
    Last week:
            - MR for #6 Allow users to add custom Relay, STUN, Broker servers using a settings UI.
            -MR for #8 A Readme file for the project.
    Next week:
            - #6 Showing users stat about how many clients' they served in the past 24 hours
    Help with: -

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