[tor-relays] new BridgeDB version using rdsys

meskio meskio at torproject.org
Mon Feb 28 16:36:13 UTC 2022


I have just deployed a new version of BridgeDB[0]. Now BridgeDB uses rdsys[0] as 
backend so it has changed how bridges are managed internally, but all the user 
facing pieces are (almost) the same. The distributors (email, https[1] and moat) 
hasn't changed and should work as before.

If you are a bridge user you should not see any difference. The bridges you are 
already using should stay working and requesting new bridges should work as 

The move to rdsys implies that all the bridges might have changed their 
distribution mechanism. If you are bridge operator you might see your bridge 
having a different distributor mechanism in the coming hours, if you had 
configured your bridge with the "BridgeDistribution" option your distribution 
mechanism should not change and stay on what you configured.

There are more few more distribution mechanisms now, this is the full list:
* https. The web interface of bridgedb[0].
* moat. The API used by Tor Browser to request bridges directly from the
* email. Bridges distributed by bridges at torproject.org.
* telegram. Bridges that will be distributed by the telegram bot @GetBridgesBot.
* settings. A new API used to autoconfigure the circumvention mechanism 
  depending on your geolocation.
* reserved. Bridges reserved for experiments or future needs.

People with bridges assigned to telegram and settings will not see much usage of 
their bridges yet, as those are projects we are working on but will be soon in 

If you notice any problems with the bridge distribution don't hesitate to open 
an issue[2] or contact me.

[0] https://bridges.torproject.org
[1] https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/rdsys/
[2] https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/rdsys/-/issues

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