[tor-reports] Isis' October 2013

isis isis at torproject.org
Wed Jan 15 05:43:25 UTC 2014

*** status report 2013/10
**** Isis' October 2013: Review

I wrote a proposal for upgrades to BridgeDB's databases, [0] and did further
research, planning, and documentation for the proposal for the social proxy
distribution system. [1] [2] Of my own accord (i.e. not through Tor Project,
Inc.), I sent the former proposal to OpenITP for their Fall 2013 Call for
Proposals. [3]

I also did:

    * A bunch of general maintenance and basic restructuring work on BridgeDB,
      there are changes to the installation scripts to make it compatible with
      testing in a virtualenv (we need this for most CI platforms), the cli
      parsers, and other general changes needed for setting up a testing
    * Updated translations (and easing the process of doing so [4]), including
      making sure that updated translations actually get installed properly. [5]
    * Started work on a Twisted-compatible testing suite.
    * Started creating a realistic bridge descriptor generator (based on
      sysrqb's previous work on this). [6]
    * Setup continuous integration testing for BridgeDB. [7]
    * Added documentation on current bridge descriptor formats. [8]
    * Created GPG keys for bridgedb: a 16384-bit offline key, and a 4096-bit
      certification-only online key with signing and encryption
      subkeys. Added the public keys to BridgeDB's git repo. [9]
    * Made 'robots.txt', a text file for robots. (If you're wondering where
      the asciiart is in this report…) [10]

[0]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/isis/bridgedb.git/blob/refs/heads/feature/7520-social-dist-design:/doc/proposals/XXX-bridgedb-database-improvements.txt
[1]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/isis/bridgedb.git/blob/refs/heads/feature/7520-social-dist-design:/doc/proposals/XXX-bridgedb-social-distribution.txt
[2]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-November/005713.html
[3]: https://openitp.org/grants/fall-2013-call-for-proposals.html
[4]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commit/6d00ad5e94c8418df2eb4929b94f4c1b0d44bb04
[5]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commit/ca386e9fba287c19227f877425efa173a835c68e
[6]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commitdiff/a74fb1ae635c9f79fc872469775273c1e9d1b1e7
[7]: https://travis-ci.org/isislovecruft/bridgedb
[8]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commitdiff/d880b0aa5d3a9fd6598dcd482736af6f834562f6
[9]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commitdiff/8ff12eb1f159f1acc46b26d80e70ec3837cb5097
[10]: https://gitweb.torproject.org/bridgedb.git/commitdiff/2c00be57ba9f5ff09e646223124a0ff6c4687dbc

**** Tickets worked on in October 2013:

***** BridgeDB
#3573 bridges.torproject.org doesn't have a robots.txt
#9199 Rethink the logging of BridgeDB
#9244 bridgedb's GeoIP module (v0.2.6, the latest) causes python to segfault
#9316 BridgeDB should export statistics
#9317 bridgedb's logger should gather metrics/statistics automatically
#9443 Generate and secure pgp keys for bridges.tpo
#9872 Create a test runner for BridgeDB unittests
#9875 Write tests for BridgeDB's log module

***** Obfsproxy
#9601 Cyberoam firewall blocks obfs2/3 bridge addresses

**** Useful Papers Read:

Bellare, Mihir, and Phillip Rogaway. "Random oracles are practical: A
 paradigm for designing efficient protocols." Proceedings of the 1st ACM
 conference on Computer and communications security. ACM, 1993.

Boneh, Dan, Ben Lynn, and Hovav Shacham. "Short signatures from the Weil
 pairing." Advances in Cryptology—ASIACRYPT 2001.
 Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001. 514-532.

Brands, Stefan, and David Chaum. "Distance-bounding protocols."
 Advances in Cryptology—EUROCRYPT’93. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1994.

Camenisch, Jan, and Maciel Koprowski. "Fine-grained forward-secure signature
 scheme." U.S. Patent No. 8,139,767. 20 Mar. 2012.

Dent, A. W., K. G. Paterson, and P. R. Wild. "Extensions to Chaum’s Blind
 Signature Scheme and OpenCoin Requirements." (2008).

Garg, Sanjam, et al. "Round optimal blind signatures."
 Advances in Cryptology–CRYPTO 2011.
 Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011. 630-648.

Zhang, Fangguo, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, and Willy Susilo. "Efficient verifiably
 encrypted signature and partially blind signature from bilinear pairings."
 Progress in Cryptology-INDOCRYPT 2003.
 Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2003. 191-204.

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GPG: 4096R/A3ADB67A2CDB8B35
Current Keys: https://blog.patternsinthevoid.net/isis.txt
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