wiki:org/meetings/2015WinterDevMeeting/Notes/Research

Tor research wishlist:

  • bridge bandwidth measurement (for load balancing)
  • replace TLS with post-quantum handshake
  • correlation attacks, timing attacks, website fingerprinting attacks and efficient defenses
  • completely remove directory authorities, trust-less network
  • high latency communication
  • compile list of research problems and list to related work
  • traffic analysis resistance
  • secure load balancing
  • path selection
  • hide dir auths
  • what to use for crypto
  • 509-byte wide block cipher that is tweakable
  • research into open source, scalable, decentralized org structure and issues
  • mobility, low-power client handsets
  • how to minimize tor protocol overhead (for mobile clients)

Best practices wishlist:

  • when you fork, keep updated with master
  • produce small patches, else merge will be close to impossible
  • POCs for each group
  • link to code, even if it is horribly written
  • deployment strategy, transition plan
  • sort list of research problems by priority, according to existing funding or potential new funding, director of research and Karen help maintain
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