Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5613 closed task (implemented)

Make obfsproxy package for bridge side

Reported by: karsten Owned by: Sebastian
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: asn, arma, erinn, dererk Actual Points:
Parent ID: #5551 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

This ticket is part of sponsor F year 2 deliverable 11. The plan is to stick obfsproxy into the bridge bundle and make it spawn an obfuscated bridge. The user will have to get her address in a not-very-nice way (from the "message log"). We'll work on improving bridge bundles as a sponsor Z deliverable (#5612).

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by karsten

Sebastian and I discussed for which platforms to make obfsproxy packages for bridge side. There are only Vidalia Bridge Bundle for Windows, so we concluded we only need to extend those. There is nothing explicit about platforms in the deliverable text, so if this interpretation is wrong, please somebody say something. Otherwise we'll assume it's just Windows.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

it would be better if we had obfsproxy bridge bundles for all OSes we support.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 7 years ago by karsten

Cc: erinn added

Replying to phobos:

it would be better if we had obfsproxy bridge bundles for all OSes we support.

I briefly talked to Sebastian about this:

  • He could turn the Vidalia bundle for OSX into an obfsproxy bridge bundle. The Vidalia bundle could need some more work, like excluding Polipo, but that wouldn't stop Sebastian from making an obfsproxy bridge bundle for Linux. This would very likely happen after July 1, though.
  • For Linux, we don't even have a Vidalia bundle. Sebastian says that such a bundle would be hard, because we'd get into even more conflicts with package managers. It may even be a bad idea to have a Vidalia bundle for Linux. However, without a Vidalia bundle, Sebastian cannot make an obfsproxy bridge bundle for Linux.

Erinn, can you comment on the Vidalia bundle for Linux thing?

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 7 years ago by karsten

Replying to karsten:

[...] but that wouldn't stop Sebastian from making an obfsproxy bridge bundle for Linux.

Of course, I meant "obfsproxy bridge bundle for OS X."

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by erinn

Cc: dererk added

I no longer work on the Vidalia packaging for Linux, so I'm adding dererk to Cc. He does the Debian packages and might have some ideas about how to get Vidalia to work as an obfsproxy bridge there.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by arma

It might be that for the linux side, a readme on how to 'apt-get install tor obfsproxy' and configure it would do nicely. That's how most linux people like to install their Tor relay / bridge as it is.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by karsten

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed

Erinn maintains 0.2.4.x obfsproxy bridge bundles for Windows here:

https://people.torproject.org/~erinn/qa/alpha/

I assume other bridge side bundles won't happen on the November 1 time frame, so I'm closing this ticket to be able to close its parent ticket.

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