[tor-project] Anti-censorship team meeting notes, 2022-03-17

meskio meskio at torproject.org
Thu Mar 17 17:20:52 UTC 2022

Hey everyone!

Here are our meeting logs:


And our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday March 24th 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

== Announcements ==

	* We have a new developer in the Anti Censorship team: Itchy Onion

== Discussion ==

	* dnstt bridges
		* the guardian project is working on dnstt for iOS/android
		* https://github.com/tladesignz/IPtProxy/commit/e2ce9d113c412f9baa436f641a61d6af465a3043
		* can we add support for dnstt into rdsys/bridgedb and the rest of tor infra?
		* anadahz will create an issue to work on it
		* setup instructions: https://pad.riseup.net/p/WraKJFLJ54lxKLeSeYKF

== Actions ==

== Interesting links ==

	* https://www.dw.com/en/how-to-circumvent-state-internet-censorship-in-russia/a-61054476

== Reading group ==

	* We will discuss "..." on
		* 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.

anadahz: 2022-01-27
	Last week:
		- Increase timeout check cycles for default-bridge-felix-1 and default-bridge-felix-2 as they have been generating too many alerts: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/monit-configuration/-/merge_requests/1

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2022-03-17 (here but distracted)
Last week:
    - worked on setting up a dev environment for conjure
        - https://github.com/refraction-networking/conjure/wiki/Environment-Setup
    - some reviews
This week:
    - continued work on conjure PT
    - continue to monitor snowflake broker stats
Needs help with:

dcf: 2022-03-17 (will miss 2022-03-17 meeting)
	Last week:
		- restarted snowflake broker and bridge for Dirty Pipe vulnerability https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40109
		- moved snowflake bridge to an interim faster server https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40110
		- wrote OTF rapid response grant for snowflake bridge funding
		- helped coordinate a more permanent faster server for the snowflake bridge
		- wrote a summary of last week's discussion about multi-bridge snowflake https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/28651#note_2786323
		- snowflake CDN bookkeeping https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/team/-/wikis/Snowflake-costs
		- reviewed merge request for forwarding bridge fingerprint to the broker https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/merge_requests/81
		- made a patch for debugging standalone proxy that stops working https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40114#note_2787502
		- opened an issue to have pt.Log scrubbed in snowflake-client https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40115
	Next week:
	Help with:

agix: 2021-02-10
	Last week:
		- Continued work on gettor-twitter
		Next week:
		- Hopefully finish the task
	Help with:

arlolra: 2022-03-10
	Last week:
		- Pass bridge fingerprint in SOCKS param to the broker
	Next week:
	  - Revise !81
	  - Start on the next piece of the multiple bridge design
		- Figure out where in pion/webrtc ALPN should be configured and used
		- Maybe add Chacha20Poly1305 to pion/dtls
	Help with:

maxb: 2021-09-23
	Last week:
		- Worked on https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40054 re: utls for broker negotiation
		- Had conversation with someone about upstream utls http round tripper https://github.com/refraction-networking/utls/pull/74
		- Too busy with work :/
	Next week:
		- _Really_ want to get a PR for utls round tripper

meskio: 2022-03-17
	Last week:
			- add some untilisting mechanism to circumvention settings (rdsys#79)
			- be able to configure the proxy type in snowflake library (snowflake#40104)
			- update obfs4 bridge dockerfile to use backports (docker-obfs4-bridge!9)
			- review uTLS merge request (snowflake!76)
	Next week:
			- deploy circumvention settings (bridgedb#40025)
			- integrate telegram bot into rdsys (rdsys#77)

Shelikhoo: 2022-03-10
   Last Week:
       - [Merge Request Awaiting] Add SOCKS5 forward proxy support to snowflake (snowflake!64)
       - [Merge Request Awaiting] uTLS for broker negotiation (Updated)
		  - [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
		  - [Deployment] Vantage Point in Vinnica, Ukraine
		  - [Discussion] Centralized Probe Log Collection Ascension Request
		  - [Discussion] Hosting Centralized Probe Log Collection Server on TPA managed VPS
   Next Week:
       - [Coding] Add SOCKS5 forward proxy support to snowflake (snowflake!64) - built-in DNS

HackerNCoder: 2021-12-16
This week:
        Setup web mirror on tor.encryptionin.space
        Get (new VPs with) new IP and setup new web mirror on new domain

hanneloresx: 2021-3-4
	Last week: 
		- Submitted MR for bridgestrap issue #14
	Next week:
		- Finish bridgestrap #14
		- Find new issue to work on
	Help with:

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