[tor-reports] What Nick did in March 2014
nickm at torproject.org
Tue Apr 1 04:03:35 UTC 2014
What Nick did in March 2014:
* I analyzed and wrote up a response to the "triple-handshake"
attack and its kin:
* I got a Tor release (0.2.5.3-alpha) tagged and release. This was
my first time running the release process in some while; it
seemed to have gone slowly. I'm planning to have this be my job
for the future.
* I kept running weekly dev meetings --at first on Mondays, then on
Wednesdays after a bit.
* I talked to a bunch of interested students about tor-related gsoc
ideas, and asked a bunch of questions to help them clarify their
* I merged a BUNCH of code to the tor master branch. See the
* I met with some nice people who are interested in building
special-purpose networking hardware to see if Tor would be a good
killer app for their hardware. (Spoiler: probably not; crypto is
* I answered a bunch of questions about, and made a bunch of
clarifications to, the pending hidden services and ed25519
* I commented on point-click-publish and TIMB and probably a bunch
of other things people asked me about.
* With extensive effort, Andrea and I sorted all nearly the tickets
previously allocated to the 0.2.5.x-final milestone into
definitely-try-for-0.2.5 (milestone: "Tor 0.2.5.x-final"),
try-in-0.2.6 (milestone "Tor: 0.2.6.x-final"), and
should-be-done-when-possible-time-permitting (milestone "Tor:
0.2.???"). At the start of the month there were hundred of open
tickets in 0.2.5.x; now there are 80, more than half of which are
* I tried some dynamic-analyzer code with clang to find some
undefined behavior and memory issues. (#11232)
* I got the seccomp2 sandbox code working on Linux under
* I wrote a bunch of small/medium patches, not yet merged, for
Not directly for Tor:
* I released a new Libevent 2.1.4-alpha release -- the first one in
a long time.
* I reviewed papers for PETS, including a couple of Tor-related
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