[tor-talk] Why does requesting for bridges by email require a Yahoo or Gmail address?

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Sat Jul 26 07:16:03 UTC 2014

On 07/25/2014 11:31 PM, grarpamp wrote:


> Do we underestimate the social net in oppressed that gives
> them awareness of tor, and to obtain binary and share bridge
> info in the first place? 

Maybe we do. But what about carelessness, poor judgment and the
prevalence of informers? Wouldn't it be better to have a system that
protected bridges by design?

> Or that oppressor will not burn $cheap govt SIM and IP army
> to get and block bridges from gmail to @getbridges?

Right. Requiring hard-to-get email addresses does make it harder to get
bridge IPs. But who does that impact the most, potential users or
adversaries? Is there relevant evidence?

> This is difficult.


Please excuse the repetition, but DNS-based fast flux (Proximax) with
selection-based dropping of domain names associated with bridge blocking
is the best possibility that I've seen. Rather than trying to prevent
adversaries from joining the system, it recursively isolates based on


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