wiki:org/meetings/2018MexicoCity/Notes/PluggableTransports
  • new specification is out and modular: https://github.com/Pluggable-Transports/Pluggable-Transports-spec
  • new Go transport API v2.1, new Swift Transport API v1.0: Repos: https://github.com/OperatorFoundation
  • Android PT library based on PT spec 2.0 also available: https://github.com/guardianproject/AndroidPluggableTransports
  • Shapeshifter: does it expose the IPC and old 1.0 API? Can Tor Browser support it soon?
  • https://github.com/OperatorFoundation/shapeshifter-dispatcher
  • Goal of Shapershifter is to support new PT's, like Marionette
  • Operator Foundation working to make it easier to support new PT's
  • Shapershifter supports 1.0 API, so we can do a TB test build that uses it instead of Obfs4proxy directly
  • PT design: need more ongoing communication between PT and Tor about censorship
  • Question to users in need: What do you want Tor to do when it starts? Should it "thrash around" and try to find a way to connect? Should it work more careful, limited way?
  • Usability effort should ask more users, people, about PT bootstrapping impacts
  • Status of Meek: developer working to change it to support new methods; Tor still using it with one domain fronting provider
  • possibility of encrypted SNI for future meek/domain fronting capability, but problems with cloud provider still exist
  • obfs4 still works, but need to scale more, and find ways to give them out without being blocked; need to ensure the code is maintained
  • issue of PT in China is one of usability and distribution, not transport technology or new transports
  • Snowflake is promising, but scalability is an issue; currently just dozens of transports
  • TB Alpha for Linux and Mac has Snowflake in it; but not in stable release yet
  • Interest from other apps at using Snowflake
  • Cupcake is Firefox extension that uses Flashproxy
  • Need to consider DPI possibilties of Snowflake blocking
  • Need to keep working wit partners of all kinds to build capacity for PT bridges
  • Encrypt SNI is a possibility, but we need to not use it wisely
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