Opened 20 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#28035 closed enhancement (invalid)

Goal 2019 Add 2 New Bridge types to replace OBFS4 Bridges

Reported by: TorCub Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: Bridge Obfuscation
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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The author of this bridge stated there is no real anon with this bridge or security provided other than simple box obfuscation.

It is time to set 2019 to devote to a real new solution for bridges.

I don't know about Snowflake but I guess if people only want to work on one solution that is their choice but I think some leadership organization needs to address the lack of real Bridge development. Most of the Advertised future bridges are years old and still lack any real development other than the initial research papers. Maybe the development is private? Probably, but since Tor cannot act in private it needs to coax out some open development.

I have no inclination to the correct path other than it needs some "Highway Development"

Roll it all out into Alpha tor I don't care throw whatever bridges are available and let people test them. If they are not deemed possibly better than Obsf4 proxy don't even bother.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by teor

Component: Obfuscation/ObfsproxyObfuscation/Pluggable transport
Version: Tor: unspecified

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by teor

Owner: asn deleted
Status: newassigned

asn does not need to own any obfuscation tickets any more. Default owners are trouble.

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by cohosh

Status: assignednew

tickets were assigned to asn, setting them as unassigned (new) again.

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by arma

Priority: Very HighMedium
Resolution: invalid
Severity: CriticalNormal
Status: newclosed

Ok, I'll be the one to step in and close this ticket.

Near as I can tell, the ticket is made by a random person on the internet, who is trying to helpfully tell us that we ought to find more time to work on researching pluggable transport designs.

Alas, the way to set our priorities is not by opening a trac ticket and hoping it will become so. You need to step up and help us make it happen -- either by working on the research side, or by working on the funding-the-research side.


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