Opened 6 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#13591 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Need update to bridge deploy doc

Reported by: tmpname0901 Owned by: cypherpunks
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: website-content
Cc: yawning, asn Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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This is a follow-up to #11160.

Now the v0.2.5 is stable it is time to add ExtORPort, scramblesuit and obfs4 to the bridge deployment instructions.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Component: generalWebsite
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.5.x-final
Owner: set to Sebastian

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Cc: yawning asn added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by yawning

As per discussion from IRC:

There are obfs4proxy debian packages, but not in stable. I have been told that it is possible to install those from sid or jessie, via pinning or something, but I have no idea how that works. (

Once obfs4proxy is installed, edit the torrc to be correct. There is helpful documentation that demonstrates how to do so, hidden away in a file name (

IIRC obfs4proxy lives in /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin in the documentation, but the super secret documentation predates the package.

People would probably want something like:

# Remove obfs3, or leave it there, I'm not the boss of you.
ServerTransportPlugin obfs3,obfs4 exec /usr/bin/obfs4proxy


  • #14014 exists, but I have no idea what it means or what it has to do with me.
  • How to allow connections to the obfs4 port also has nothing to do with me, and I don't know the debian way to setup iptables rules. The port can either be specified in the torrc with a "ServerTransportListenAddr" directive (see man tor, or the super=secret, or if left unspecified will be randomly assigned (Pull it out of /var/lib/tor/state).
  • ExtORPort auto in the torrc makes the pt metrics stuff actually work, so should be enabled by most people.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Owner: changed from Sebastian to cypherpunks
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by hiro

Keywords: #website-content added
Severity: Normal

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by hiro

Keywords: website-content added; #website-content removed

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by hiro

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

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