[tor-reports] George's status report: July 2013
desnacked at riseup.net
Mon Aug 5 20:31:03 UTC 2013
# Top 5 goals of July 2013
- #8978 got merged! Now only #8979 remains before bridges are able to
pass pluggable transport parameters (like shared secrets etc.) to
- Did a fruitful BridgeDB dev session with sysrqb and isis. We categorized
and evaluated the importance of open bugs and we also discussed how
a social bridge distributor would look like.
I think the next step is to fix the important bugs and implement the
features that are necessary to bring BridgeDB in a good shape. After
that, the plan is to design and implement a practical social bridge
distributor based on the ideas of rBridge, Proximax, etc.
We should write a mail to tor-dev summarizing the things we discussed.
- Tried sshproxy, an upcoming SSH transport, and it seemed to work
fine. I also set up an sshproxy bridge. Testing bundles coming soon.
- Discussed the security and future of Hidden Services with multiple
people. Fortunately some smart researchers are planning to look into
- Figured out the master plan for #7167. It seems that #7167 and #9349
are the remaining pieces before flashproxy and obfsproxy can work
with each other.
# Top 6 goals for August 2013
- Get #5040 finally merged.
- Start working on #9349.
- Prepare some testing pluggable transport bundles including sshproxy.
- Write a "How to deploy your Pluggable Transports" post to tor-dev.
- Add PT information on the website (mention some new transports,
etc.) and organize an IRC meeting to discuss and plan pluggable
transports development/deployment (probably in the end of August).
- Proceed with #8106.
As decided during the dev meeting, before implementing the #8106
crypto scheme, we should sketch out a proof of the protocol (using
the random-hash/random-group model).
I should figure out whether I have any chances of writing the proof
in the short-term future. If not, I should outsource the proof to
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