Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#8241 closed enhancement (fixed)

asking for obfs3 by https doesn't tell you how to ask for obfs3 by gmail

Reported by: arma Owned by: isis
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/BridgeDB Version:
Severity: Keywords: bridgedb-email, bridgedb-ui
Cc: asn, aagbsn Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

On https://bridges.torproject.org/?transport=obfs3 it says
"""
Another way to find public bridge addresses is to send mail to bridges@… with the line "get bridges" by itself in the body of the mail.
"""

Shouldn't it be telling me how to ask bridges@… for obfs3 bridges?

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by asn

Cc: aagbsn added

Good idea. In general, the BridgeDB UI and strings need lots of love.
CCing aagbsn.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by sysrqb

Status: newneeds_information

So I think a combination of #7550 and #9127 should help to solve this. #7550 will provide an interactive interface for the email responder which will detail the available commands (including how to specify specific transports). #9127 will provide the ability to "customize" the query on the web interface and maybe we can add a "receive similar bridges via email by doing the following..." message based on the selected criteria.

Marking as needs more info until we know what gaps remain after these tickets are closed.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sysrqb

Keywords: important added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: bridgedb-email bridgedb-ui added; important removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_informationclosed

Because #7550 was fixed (see #5463 for discussion), the email distributor is now smart about whether to be interactive, and if your first email didn't make sense, it'll respond with some help text about how to interact with it.

Closing as fixed, since I'm not willing to have each distributor tell you about all the other commands and options in all the other distributors. It should be up to each distributor to decide how to best interact with a client.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Owner: set to isis
Status: reopenedaccepted

Oops, reopening just to add myself as the owner.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed
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