[tor-reports] George's status report: September 2015
desnacked at riseup.net
Tue Oct 13 11:10:40 UTC 2015
# Activities of September 2015
- I attended the tor dev meeting in Berlin. It was quite fruitful and
we moved forward on various projects. My TODO list has also expanded
We spent plenty of time roadmapping the following months:
We discussed various aspects of guard security and circuit fingerprinting:
With Jeff we discussed his proposals on integrating GNS with Tor:
I helped write a blog post about the public hackfest day:
- I worked on implementing the shared randomness proposal with dgoulet.
I mainly worked on the voting logic of the proposal and I managed to
get a basic version of the protocol running on chutney!
# Activities for October 2015
- I plan to continue implementing the shared randomness proposal (#16943).
There are still tons of things to do but we are doing steady progress.
I think the next step here is not related to proposal 250, but it
seems to be a necessary requirement. We need to have dirauths
generate a new ed25519 shared-randomness-specific signing key that
is used to sign protocol messages. We need to certify this new SR
key with the dirauth's signing key, and then certify the signing key
with the identity key. A proposal will need to be written and the
vote documents will need to be modified accordingly.
- I'm planning to take another look at the "Enable HS stats by
default" ticket since it seems that some people are not happy with
the current decision.
- Need to think more about developing ethical research guidelines for
Tor/anonymity research. We did a start during the dev meeting that
can be found here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/ResearchEthics
Subsequent discussion can be found here:
- Need to handle all the feedback from the guard proposals and fold in
the discussions from the dev meeting:
Seems like the design stage here is still not over :(
Also, we have some ideas on moving forward on the circuit
fingerprinting front that we should explore.
- I'm considering starting a hidden-service spin-off of the Patch
Workshop IRC event. The idea is that we meet every 2 weeks or so on
IRC, and work together on reviewing patches and addressing
tickets. This could also include community applications as well. I
think we would get a crowd for that.
Need to find the right time and send an email.
- I'm also hoping to write a small blog post with Katie about the dev
meeting in Berlin. It was good fun, and we can easily sketch a 2
paragraph summary full of links and resources, as well as some
photographs of the notes and post-its. I think people would enjoy
such a blog post.
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