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Phase One: Ramp up.

Timeline

September 15, 2010 - March 15, 2011.

Deliverables

Currently a mix of brainstorming and deliverables. Needs tickets for each task and sub-task to track progress. Master ticket is (#2277).

  1. Create, collate, produce educational materials about Internet censorship and using Tor for circumvention. (Karen, partner) (#2272)
  2. Training materials and sessions for train the trainers. Pull from the educational materials. (Karen, partner, Andrew, Jacob) (#2273)
  3. Full translation of all materials, software documentation, and interfaces into target languages. (Runa, Andrew) (#2274) and (#2275)
  4. Recruiting bridges and relays:
    1. Hardware Tor router and access point (Jacob, partner)
      1. 20 test relays/bridges (get 20 technical people to run these devices for prototyping and feedback) (#2269)
      2. openwrt-based image (#2270)
      3. updates (automated via hudson?) (#2278)
      4. find the hardware we like and figure out flash image (#2271)
      5. thinking down the line: mba class - social business opportunity; we've done the base OS/image, you figure out the logistics, sales, marketing, and support problems
      6. vendor support: buffalo, fon, linksys help? (#2276)
    2. Anonymizing LiveCD/LiveUSB with Tor (Jacob, partner)
      1. pidgin, otr, claws, firefox w/torbutton, gpg, transparent proxy, vlc, encrypted homedir
      2. support: ubuntu org supported, LTS edition? xubuntu for minimal hardware requirement? talk to ubuntu org
      3. distribution: cd dist/shipping, download iso, packages/scripts in official ubuntu repos, WUBI
    3. Cloud computing images: Amazon, Rackspace, other? (Runa, partner)
      1. dyc.edu ramdisk based?
      2. ubuntu server on amazon cloud image (#3033)
      3. rackspace? identify other cloud providers?
    4. Map out IPv6 challenges and possible solutions to making Tor compatible. (#2538) (Nick, Roger, Sebastian)
    5. Communications
      1. branding/video explaining what a bridge/relay/exit relay means and why you should care
      2. risks of a relay in some sort of wording to explain that unless you are an exit, everything is encrypted and anonymous
      3. being a non-exit relay is less risky than reading a pdf or playing a flash game/video
      4. figure out how to garner support for exit relays, counter chilling effects, sort out individuals who are likely to want to run exit relays
    6. Develop and iterate a propagation strategy. How to get content, software, and materials into the hands of those who need them? How to anonymously measure success? (Andrew, partner)
      1. ip space allocation:
        1. map changing ip addresses to tor relays/bridges others run
        2. better use your unallocated ip space before ARIN takes it away
        3. anycast tor bridges?
        4. instrument tor to figure out metrics from ip addresses
        5. ipv6/v4 tunnels from ipv6 ranges to tor relays/bridges
  5. Tracking of Bridge reachability. Investigate five directions: (Nick, Roger, Karsten)
    1. passive scanning from bridge self-reporting. How good can we get at recognizing that a bridge has become blocked by looking at the stats it reports? (Karsten)
    2. active scanning from within various countries. Nick points out that we should throw in some decoy addresses too. (Andrew, Kaner)
    3. client self-reporting? In theory the client could use its other bridges to tell us that a given bridge isn't working anymore.
    4. DNS reflector idea (Roger)
    5. Bridge tests its reachability to baidu (and/or some other consensus-specified destination) and publishes that reachability test in its extrainfo descriptor. (#1851, #2576)
  6. Increasing the total number of bridges and relays. (Steven, Erinn, partner)
    1. bridge by default bundles. setup vidalia.conf to work as a bridge by default. if it works, great. if not, no sweat.
    2. relays by default bundles. setup vidalia.conf to work as a non-exit relay by default. if it works, great. if not, no sweat.
    3. spread bundles into various communities (partner)
    4. think about better user feedback to users who successfully run a bridge/relay.
      1. list countries of users who have used your bridge (nickm, vidalia)
        1. update vidalia interface to reflect this information and if zero users, explain possibilites
  7. Real time information on internet censorship (Jacob, Johnathan, partner)
  8. Guidance on ‘how best to address censorship’ manual (Andrew, partner)
    1. how to interpret the source data collected and reported from number 8?
    2. how do users use this data to change their actions?

Assigned Tickets to this Phase One

#2270
Figure out the OpenWRT image for the hardware router.
#2271
Determine needed specifications for hardware, test some real world selections
#2272
Tor materials for trainings
#2273
Training materials and sessions for train the trainers.
#2274
Arabic translations updated
#2275
Persian translations updated
#2276
Ask hardware vendors if they'd like to help.
#2278
For the deployed hardware routers, how do we update?
#2538
Map out IPv6 challenges and possible solutions to making Tor compatible

Assigned Tickets to the larger mid-March 2011 milestone

#1795
Prop 174: Optimistic Data for Tor: Server Side
#1850
Proposal 174: Optimistic Data for Tor, relay side
#1853
Develop bridge image for the cloud
#1875
Automate Orbot builds
#2023
please provision a server/VM for Thandy testing
#2270
Figure out the OpenWRT image for the hardware router.
#2271
Determine needed specifications for hardware, test some real world selections
#2272
Tor materials for trainings
#2273
Training materials and sessions for train the trainers.
#2274
Arabic translations updated
#2275
Persian translations updated
#2276
Ask hardware vendors if they'd like to help.
#2277
Sponsor E Phase One Deliverables
#2278
For the deployed hardware routers, how do we update?
#2296
Create a small document that explains who to contact for security stuff
#2369
Sponsor F phase one (May2011) deliverables
#2530
write up problem statement for entropy-of-network analysis
#2531
write up problem statement for bridge reachability testing via reflection
#2535
Research task summaries and bibliography recommendations for Dan's class
#2692
website css needs right-to-left support for arabic/farsi
#2711
status/clients-seen should answer even when uptime < 24 hours
#2758
Proposal for modular transport spec

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