[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 19 Mar 2020
phw at torproject.org
Thu Mar 19 19:01:32 UTC 2020
Here is our meeting summary:
And here is our meeting pad:
Anti-censorship work meeting pad
Next meeting: Thursday March 19th 18:00 UTC
Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 18:00 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://gitlab.torproject.org/torproject/anti-censorship/roadmap/boards
* Our roadmap consists of a subset of trac tickets. For 2020 Q1, the trac keyword is anti-censorship-roadmap-2020Q1
* Next planning session: last week of April
* The anti-censorship team's wiki page: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/AntiCensorshipTeam
* Past meetings' notes can be found at: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/
* GetTor's roadmap: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/torproject/anti-censorship/gettor-project/-/boards
* Tickets that need reviews: from sponsors we are working on:
* Anti-censorship related tickets that we want other teams to fix:
--- March 19th 2020 --
== Announcements ==
== Discussion ==
* Let's talk about the next steps to get snowflake to an "MVP" so it can be useful to users.
* When is it a good time to blog about what we've been up to wrt snowflake? Before/after the TurboTunnel merge?
* How about every two weeks, we pick a project or a paper and discuss it, reading group-style?
* We could talk about it during our IRC meetings or over at https://github.com/net4people/bbs/issues
* Ideally, we would exchange ideas about the benefits/issues of a project; how Tor could benefit from it; etc.
* The goal is for us to stay up to date on recent developments and learn from each other.
== Actions ==
== 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.
This week (2020-03-19):
* Wrote February 2020 report
* Identified and contacted bridges that run soon-to-be-obsolete Tor versions
* Added a bunch of new papers to CensorBib
* Some catching up on Sponsor 28 emails
* Reviewed several docker, GetTor, and BridgeDB patches
* Tried to figure out if #33464 really is a problem (it isn't)
* Addressed remaining feedback for #33008, merged, and deployed
* Filed #33630 to get noisebridge01 removed from list of default bridges
* It's been unmaintained for a looong time
* Realised that BridgeDB doesn't let bridges *change* their distribution mechanism and filed #33631 to get it fixed
* ...the fix is more invasive than I thought, though
* More coordination on our monitoring infrastructure (#31159)
* Our sysmon instance was broken, resulting in us not knowing that our UMN default bridge was down :(
* Spent way too much time trying to figure out why BridgeDB's overly complicated installation procedure is now broken
* ...still not clear :(
* Write a summary of our current BridgeDB distribution mechanisms and brainstorm new ones
* Pay attention to volunteer work (help agix with BridgeDB reviews; thymbahutymba with docker; Sergey with https proxy)
* Make BridgeDB report internal metrics (#31422)
* Catch up on RACE; in particular wrt obfs4 improvements
Last week (2020-03-12):
* not much related to anti-censorship
This week (planned):
* not much related to anti-censorship
cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2020-03-19
- finished Tor browser patch to update pion (#33576)
- Revise GetTor help (and links) message (#23226)
- removed server-webrtc (#33636)
- final edit passes for NSF grant
- worked on a Snowflake package for Debian (#19409)
- helping with update of obfs4proxy debian package
- remove server-webrtc from snowflake repo (#33636)
- reviews of #33008, #33638
- talked with alwayslivid about telegram bot for GetTor (#22011)
- prepared for potential snowflake repo split (#33593)
- maybe continue work on throughput check (#32938)
- make a Snowflake package for debian (#19409)
- Resume obfs4 and snowflake tests (#31701, #32657, and #32545)
- look at options for getting STUN information to snowflake clients (#25591)
- make sure obfs4proxy debian package gets updated
- take a look at reviving the twitter responder in GetTor (#33036)
Needs help with:
- Update Snowflake license (#33637)
- Review of GetTor help/links message update (#23226)
- Decision and review of snowflake repo split (#33593)
- some snowflake refactoring (#33638) and review
- maybe the proxy parts of #19026
- start on #31201
- reviewed snowflake proxy throughput tests (#32938)
- filed a ticket for a needed security upgrade for the snowflake bridge (#33644)
- let snowflake-turbotunnel handle simultaneous SOCKS connections (#33519)
- announce snowflake-turbotunnel Tor Browser packages with 9.5a8
- file ticket for snowflake-turbotunnel merge
- share access to the snowflake broker CDN configuration (#30510)
- gonna be afk with kids
- Opened #33647 (Minor updates to BridgeDB's dependencies)
- Worked on the GSoC proposal
- Fixed broken patch for #31967
- Continue on #31967 and #31426
- did some s28/s30 prioritization with ahf
- helped cohosh with some Debian packaging related things
- work on some s28/30 tickets, e.g., #5304
- docker-compose for obfs4-bridge (#31834)
- multiarch docker obfs4 images #33461 (even though is more then a week ago)
- reported issue concerning #31834 (comment 25)
Hiro: (last updated before 2020-01-09)
Started restoring Twitter Responder.
When retrieving tweets I need to check for new tweets only otherwise Gettor will end up responding to old back log and already answered messages. <-- is this #27330 ?
- Work on gettor specs <-- Is this #3781?
- More with review of strings and website content and translation
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