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Sponsor 28

Project Title: Reliable Anonymous Communication Evading Censors and Repressors (RACECAR)

Project Period: 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2023

Teams involved:

  • network
  • anti-censorship

Project Goals/Activities

1.1 Task 1: Obfuscated Channels Objective. To handle an adversary that observes and may control the entire network underlying RACE communications, we develop obfuscated channels in which communication is hidden within traffic generated by common applications. Working with external collaborators at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, this task develops a suite of obfuscated channels to support RACE goals for varying adversarial networks (i.e., deployment scenarios).

1.2 Task 2: Channel Integration and Analysis Objective. To develop tools for evaluating the performance and security of obfuscated channels at scale, both by themselves and when integrated with TA1 protocols. To apply those tools to RACECAR channels.

Project Tracking

Progress

  • In the network team: Board filtered by sponsor 28.
  • In the anti-censorship team: Board filtered by sponsor 28.

Tickets related

MUST be included

Component: Circumvention (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#30986 Understand the "long tail" of unclassifiable network traffic assigned phw anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 Medium

Component: Circumvention/Obfs4 (2 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#30471 Improve UX for obfs4 bridge operation new anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 Medium
#30716 Improve the obfs4 obfuscation protocol needs_revision phw sponsor28, anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 High

Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport (2 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#29111 Optional heartbeat message from PT's assigned catalyst network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2 Low
#29285 Improve the PT spec and how PTs interface with Tor assigned phw anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 High

Component: Circumvention/Snowflake (2 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#19001 Tor Browser with Snowflake new ux-team, anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 Very High
#29293 New Design for client -- broker protocol for Snowflake new snowflake, bridges, broker, ex-sponsor-19 High

Component: Core Tor/Tor (5 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#5304 Obfsproxy should respect OutboundBindAddress in torrc assigned catalyst needs-spec-change, needs-tor-change, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, 043-should, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2, anticensorship-wants, 044-should Medium
#28849 Handle dormant mode in process library and for PT's needs_information 042-proposed, 042-deferred-20190918, anti-censorship-roadmap-2020 High
#29128 Place complete obfs4 bridge line in accessible location assigned catalyst tor-pt, tor-doc, 040-deferred-20190220, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2 anticensorship-wants 044-should? Medium
#29245 Tor 0.4 eventually hits "Delaying directory fetches: No running bridges" after some period of inactivity with bridges new 040-regression, snowflake, 040-deferred-20190220, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2 Medium
#31103 Support ORPort picking a random port that persists across restarts new network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2 Medium

Other possible tickets to include

Component: Circumvention (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#29267 CI for pluggable transports new CI, PTs, network-team-roadmap-october, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium

Component: Circumvention/Censorship analysis (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#32095 Analyse the "Carbon Reductor DPI X" DPI system new Medium

Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#26923 Intent to create Pluggable Transport: HTTPS proxy new httpsproxy Medium

Component: Circumvention/Snowflake (4 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#25593 Broker needs better resilience against DoS new ex-sponsor-19 Medium
#25595 Test suite for Snowflake on various NAT topologies new Medium
#25681 Defend against flooding of the broker by low bandwidth snowflakes new Medium
#29260 Should Snowflake proxies have a way to identify themselves to the broker new Medium

Component: Core Tor/Chutney (3 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#29690 Add a comment to chutney's test-network.sh, reminding us to copy changes to tor's test-network.sh new tor-chutney, tor-test, tor-ci, fast-fix, teor-backlog-ci, network-team-roadmap-october, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium
#30884 Test pluggable transports in chutney's CI new tor-pt, network-team-roadmap-november, chutney-ci, tor-c, 042-deferred-20190918, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium
#30886 Add pluggable transport support to chutney's tools/test-network.sh new tor-pt, network-team-roadmap-september, chutney-ci, tor-ci, 042-deferred-20190918, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium

Component: Core Tor/Tor (6 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#7349 Obfsbridges should be able to "disable" their ORPort new tor-bridge, tor-pt, proposal-needed, censorship, 040-roadmap-proposed, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2, anticensorship-wants Very High
#28930 consider reordering PT/proxy phases needs_revision ahf pt, proxy, 040-deferred-20190220, ex-sponsor-19, ex-28018-child, bootstrap, ex-sponsor19, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium
#29112 PTs should pass user count events back to Tor new 041-deferred-20190530, network-team-roadmap-october, 042-deferred-20190918, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1 Medium
#30885 Add pluggable transports to Tor's chutney CI job new tor-pt, tor-ci, 042-deferred-20190918, network-team-roadmap-2020Q2 Medium
#31009 Tor lets transports advertise private IP addresses in descriptor assigned catalyst tor-pt, tor-bridge, 035-backport, 040-backport, 041-backport, 042-deferred-20190918, network-team-roadmap-2020Q1, 043-should, anticensorship-wants, 044-should Medium
#31011 Make the bridge authority reject private PT addresses when DirAllowPrivateAddresses is 0 needs_revision cjb tor-pt Medium

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