[tor-talk] Help users in Iran reach the internet

Andy Dixon tor at andydixon.com
Sat Feb 11 09:44:39 UTC 2012

On 02/10/2012 06:41, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Hi,
> In the last 48 hours a major campaign of filtering has started in Iran -
> it started slow and now appears to be that nearly all SSL/TLS traffic is
> blocked on a few major Iranian ISPs. Details are rather rough but we're
> working on some solutions - we've long had an ace up our sleeves for
> this exact moment in the arms race but it's perhaps come while the User
> Interface edges are a bit rough still.
> Here's the deal - we need people to run Tor bridges but a special kind
> of Tor bridge, one that does a kind of traffic camouflaging - we call it
> an obfuscated bridge. It's not easy to set up just yet because we were
> not ready to deploy this for everyone yet; it lacks a lot of analysis
> and it might even only last for a few days at the rate the arms race is
> progressing, if you could call it progress.
> There are highly technical instructions here:
> https://www.torproject.org/projects/obfsproxy-instructions.html.en

For what its worth, my server is a Ubuntu Maverick box, and here are 
some instructions for compiling..



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