#30457 closed defect (fixed)

Retire six default bridges that are now offline

Reported by: phw Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-bridges, TorBrowserTeam201905R
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We currently have six default bridges that are no longer operated. See our list for details:

  • Two obfs3 bridges, originally run by Paul Pearce
  • Three FTE bridges, originally run by Kevin Dyer
  • One obfs4 bridge, originally run by Henry de Valence

There's also an obfs4 bridge operated by Tom van der Woerdt, which will disappear at the end of August, but we can take care of that in a separate ticket.

In a minute, I'll push a patch that will remove these six bridges.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by phw

Status: newneeds_review

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by phw

I just had a chat with Nima, and he suggested to also remove his thirteen obfs4 bridges. They may come back in the future, but on different IP addresses. For now it's safe to retire them. I updated my branch: https://github.com/NullHypothesis/tor-browser-build/tree/retire-bridges

comment:3 Changed 18 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201905R added
Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Looks good, thanks. Merged to master (commit a756b1373b67588eea29e3b02310d14f506405f9 and 2d222fa88142a4c1edb407552fa8f73205fe186d) and cherry-picked to maint-8.5 (commits 19ff4982ab1064efabd601176bda49011d15ac00 and 0c2516324674e6a5b1dd3a77c780656634e8b2d2).

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