Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#3862 new enhancement

gettor should automatically include bridges in its answer

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/GetTor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, anti-censorship-roadmap-2020
Cc: cohosh Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points: 2
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

If somebody gettors from their gmail address, we should go to bridgedb and fetch the bridges they would have gotten, and include them in the text we mail back.

To finish this ticket we'll need to reenable dkim checking on gettor mails (which is part of #3381), but we'll also need to come up with some sort of secure way to ask bridgedb for its answer.

I expect that second step to be messy, so marking this ticket 'minor' priority.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by traumschule

Parent ID: #9036

Let #9036 adopt some children.

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by cohosh

Cc: cohosh added

cc'ing cohosh on open GetTor tickets.

comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by cohosh

Points: 2

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2020Q1 added

comment:6 Changed 2 months ago by cohosh

Parent ID: #9036

I'm not sure how I feel about this feature yet. FWIW, we did just recently change the body GetTor links requests to include information on how to request bridges in #23226:

Step 3: Get Bridges (Optional)

	If you believe that Tor is blocked where you are, you can use bridges to connect
	to Tor.  Bridges are hidden Tor relays that can circumvent censorship.
	Tor Browser includes a list of built-in bridges, which you should  try first.
	You can activate built-in bridges inside of Tor Browser's settings, under the
	"Tor" menu.  If built-in bridges don't work, try requesting different bridges,
	which you can also do in the "Tor" menu inside Tor Browser's settings.

I'll leave this open, but keeping it at low priority for now and decoupling from #9036.

comment:7 Changed 2 months ago by arma

Keywords: ux-team added

I don't feel strongly about this one. It's a user flow design question so I'm tagging it as ux-team. If we want to close the ticket because we've assessed it and decided not to do it, sounds good. If we decide it's a good idea and we want to do it, that sounds fine too. :)

One minor argument against: there are plenty of places where you can't download Tor Browser, but Tor Browser runs just fine. That is, for many of the people who use gettor, they won't need bridges, so giving them bridges by default will be confusing at best and maybe even harmful because it could push people toward thinking they need bridges when they don't.

comment:8 Changed 4 weeks ago by gaba

Keywords: anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 added; anti-censorship-roadmap-2020Q1 removed

No more Q1 for 2020.

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