Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#20813 closed defect (fixed)

Start producing snowflakes

Reported by: arlolra Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Snowflake Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-august
Cc: dcf, serene, arma, gk, mcs, saint Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 3
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor28-must

Description

Once snowflake-client gets in the alpha Tor Browser builds (#20735), we're going to have some unhappy users if we don't have a sufficient number of proxies available.

We should start ramping up production asap.

Some ideas in,
https://github.com/glamrock/cupcake
https://github.com/keroserene/snowflake/issues/30

We probably also want to close out the opt-in issue,
https://github.com/keroserene/snowflake/issues/21

Child Tickets

Change History (19)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Cc: mcs added

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by arlolra

Cc: saint added

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by saint

I worked on Snowflake integration to Cupcake a bit during the dev meeting, then sidelined it to work on something else for a while. Integration will continue next week. The update will be rolled out to (chrome) Cupcake users well before the January Tor Browser alpha release.

The Firefox extension is slightly more complicated. However, there are only around 100 users on Firefox vs ~5100-6500 on Chrome (the way Chrome web store counts active users is very inconsistent).

Last edited 3 years ago by saint (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by arlolra

Thanks saint! As I said on GitHub, let me know how I can help.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by serene

I have implemented and closed the opt-in issue.

Will continue tying up loose ends. Thanks for working on the integration, saint -- let us know if there's ways we can help more directly!

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Is there a url I should leave my browser on, for the browser to become a snowflake? We could probably get some dozen of those just by letting people know we want them.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by arma

(I ask because I am trying the Tor Browser 7.0a1 candidate, and asked it to use snowflake, and now it's just sitting there at 0% "connecting to the network". It doesn't look like it ever even times out. :)

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by arlolra

Is there a url I should leave my browser on, for the browser to become a snowflake?

http://keroserene.net/snowflake/embed.html
or, http://keroserene.net/snowflake/snowflake.html (for debugging)

But you need to opt-in first at,
http://keroserene.net/snowflake/options.html

comment:9 in reply to:  8 Changed 11 months ago by arlolra

Replying to arlolra:

Is there a url I should leave my browser on, for the browser to become a snowflake?

http://keroserene.net/snowflake/embed.html
or, http://keroserene.net/snowflake/snowflake.html (for debugging)

But you need to opt-in first at,
http://keroserene.net/snowflake/options.html

These are at https://snowflake.torproject.org/ now.

comment:10 Changed 10 months ago by gaba

Keywords: snowflake tor-pt added
Sponsor: Sponsor19

comment:11 Changed 9 months ago by gaba

Points: 3

comment:12 Changed 6 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap added; snowflake tor-pt removed

comment:13 Changed 6 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2019 added; anti-censorship-roadmap removed

comment:14 Changed 5 months ago by phw

Sponsor: Sponsor19Sponsor28-must

Moving from Sponsor 19 to Sponsor 28.

comment:15 Changed 4 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap added; anti-censorship-roadmap-2019 removed

comment:16 Changed 3 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-august added; anti-censorship-roadmap removed

comment:17 Changed 3 months ago by cypherpunks

@cohosh This seems like it's now solved thanks to the Snowflake WebExtension?

comment:18 Changed 3 months ago by arlolra

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The user counts for the webextension as listed in the stores are,

124 - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/snowflake/mafpmfcccpbjnhfhjnllmmalhifmlcie
237 - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/torproject-snowflake/

The broker's debug output currently lists,

103 - https://snowflake-broker.freehaven.net/debug

I guess that's a start.

comment:19 in reply to:  18 Changed 3 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to arlolra:

The user counts for the webextension as listed in the stores are,

You forgot the figures for Cupcake when it will be updated with the freehaven.net domain. ;)

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