Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#9743 closed project (fixed)

Think of a good name for the obfs-flash meta-proxy and create a repo for it

Reported by: dcf Owned by: RushingWookie
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport Version:
Severity: Keywords: flashproxy fog
Cc: asn, infinity0, griffinboyce@…, isis Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

In #7167 we are working on programs that chain managed proxies by manipulating their environment. The project is is currently called obfs-flash and has a repo at https://www.bamsoftware.com/git/obfs-flash.git.

Nothing in the design is inherently tied to obfsproxy and flash proxy, and we could run other managed transports in the same way. So it would be nice to have a name for it other than obfs-flash. It would also be nice to be using a torproject.org repo.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by dcf

P.S. George and I are not allowed to name software.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by saint

Cc: griffinboyce@… added

My recommendation for the new name is "Anima".

Last edited 6 years ago by saint (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by asn

metaproxy? metapt? metatransport? metasomething? meta is cool!

comment:4 in reply to:  3 ; Changed 6 years ago by dcf

Replying to asn:

metaproxy? metapt? metatransport? metasomething? meta is cool!

Metapod. The rule is that all new transports have to be named after Pokémon.

comment:5 in reply to:  4 ; Changed 6 years ago by nickm

Replying to dcf:

Metapod. The rule is that all new transports have to be named after Pokémon.

Ha but please no; I don't think Nintendo employs the kind of lawyers who have a sense of humor about that kind of thing. :)

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

To be mildly constructive, how about something derived from "metamer" -- it's one section of a plant or animal with a segmented body, which kind of describes the architecture you wind up with this thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamerism_(biology)

Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamerism_(color)

It's also an old word for what chemists now call an "isomer".

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

I also like "metaphase" (a stage in mitosis), "metaphrase" (a word-by-word translation), "metaphyte" (multicellular plant), "metasome" (the hindmost body segment in a segmented animal), and "metazoon" (multicellular animal).

comment:8 in reply to:  5 Changed 6 years ago by dcf

Replying to nickm:

Replying to dcf:

Metapod. The rule is that all new transports have to be named after Pokémon.

Ha but please no; I don't think Nintendo employs the kind of lawyers who have a sense of humor about that kind of thing. :)

Okay, nickm, you win. We'll call it Chainchomp.

EDIT:
Actually I change my vote to Metallica.

Last edited 6 years ago by dcf (previous) (diff)

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by infinity0

metazord?

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by asn

metamorphosis might also be suiting. it has both meta and it resembles obfuscationary situations!
unfortunately it's too lengthy and it sounds like a black metal song name.

We can also name it 'fog' which stands for the function composition of 'f' and 'g' which is usually denoted as 'f o g' = f(g(x)). Fog is also quite obfuscationary. It hides things!

Or maybe we shouldn't name this at all, and just use the hash of the codebase as the identifier for each release. That should show the users that didn't like obfsproxy or flashproxy!

comment:11 in reply to:  10 Changed 6 years ago by dcf

Replying to asn:

We can also name it 'fog' which stands for the function composition of 'f' and 'g' which is usually denoted as 'f o g' = f(g(x)). Fog is also quite obfuscationary. It hides things!

asn you're a genius.

comment:12 Changed 6 years ago by saint

"fog" is actually pretty brilliant.

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Cc: isis added

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by arma

metamorphosis is indeed too long, but metamorph is just the right length and gets a similar point across.

That said, fog has a lot going for it -- it sounds like one of those names that's actually a good name for things.

(I think I may not be allowed to name things either ;)

comment:15 Changed 5 years ago by asn

Keywords: pt-combiner added

comment:16 Changed 5 years ago by infinity0

Owner: changed from asn to RushingWookie
Status: newassigned

assigning to our GSoC student :) You get to name a Tor product!

Once you've decided on a name, you can rename the program files (obfs-flash-{client,server}), update any old names in the other files (don't forget to the documentation), and rename your github repo. I'll then rename my own repo, and submit a bunch of more tickets to our sysadmins to do the same for our self-hosted repos.

comment:17 Changed 5 years ago by RushingWookie

Alright I'll start brainstorming

So far:

IncogniTor

comment:18 in reply to:  17 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Replying to RushingWookie:

IncogniTor

Usually it's best to leave the substring "Tor" out of the name -- it confuses people into thinking that everybody should do it, and pretty soon nobody can tell which things were written by the Tor people and which things were written by other folks. And in some cases the line *is* blurry, so it's a habit I'd like to get people out of in general.

https://www.torproject.org/docs/trademark-faq

(Also, you don't like fog? :)

comment:19 Changed 5 years ago by RushingWookie

Ah I see, that makes sense with not wanting to confuse people. I do like the fog name a lot.

comment:20 Changed 5 years ago by RushingWookie

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:21 Changed 5 years ago by dcf

Keywords: fog added; pt-combiner removed
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