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Timeline

October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012

Overview

Pluggable Transports

The goal is to decouple protocol-level obfuscation from the core Tor protocol in order to better resist client-bridge censorship. Our approach is to specify a means to add pluggable transport implementations to Tor clients and bridges so that they can negotiate a superencipherment for the Tor protocol.

IPv6 Integration into Tor

Tor uses the Internet in many ways. There are three main ways that will need to change for IPv6 support, from most urgent to least urgent.

  • Tor must allow connections from IPv6-only clients. (Currently, routers and bridges do not listen on IPv6 addresses, and can't advertise that they support IPv6 addresses, so clients can't learn that they do.)
  • Tor must transport IPv6 traffic and IPv6-related DNS traffic.
  • Tor must allow nodes to connect to one another over IPv6.

Allowing IPv6-only clients is the most important, since unless we do, these clients will be unable to connect to Tor at all. Next most important is to support IPv6 DNS related dependencies and exiting to IPv6 services. Finally, allowing Tor nodes to support a dual stack of both IPv4 and IPv6 for interconnection seems like a reasonable step towards a fully hybrid IPv4/IPv6 Tor network.

Phase 1: December 31, 2011

Pluggable Transports

Goal: design and specification written and tested.

Deliverable: Design Document. Written specification. Results of Testing.

Measurable Output: 2 documents?

Who: Nick and George.

IPv6 Integration into Tor

Goal: design and specification documented and tested.

Deliverable: Design Document. Written specification. Results of Testing.

Measurable Output: 2 documents?

Who: Nick and Linus.

Project tickets

Ticket Summary Keywords Owner Component
#4555 Write a proposal that enables bridges and relays to advertise their IPv6 address SponsorG20111231 tor-bridge nickm Core Tor/Tor
#4556 Write an IPv6 implementation and deployment roadmap draft SponsorG20111231 tor-client nickm Core Tor/Tor
#4557 Write a proposal to add basic pluggable transport support to Tor SponsorG20111231 asn Obfuscation/Pluggable transport
#4558 Write an architecture overview of obfsproxy SponsorG20111231 asn Obfuscation/Obfsproxy
#4559 Write an obfs2 specification document SponsorG20111231 asn Obfuscation/Obfsproxy
#4560 Write down the threat model of obfs2 SponsorG20111231 asn Obfuscation/Obfsproxy

Phase 2: March 31, 2012

Pluggable Transports

Goal: roadmap written down and ready for code relating to protocols to defeat varying sophistication of deep packet inspection technologies.

Deliverable: Written roadmap of how we're going to apply the Design and code to spec.

Measurable Output: 1 Document?

Who: Nick and George.

IPv6 Integration into Tor

Goal: code changes to support IPv4 or IPv6 network addressing.

Deliverable: Git commits, Trac tickets, and narrative report detailing current state.

Measurable Output: Narrative document of progress.

Who: Linus.

Project tickets

Ticket Summary Keywords Owner Component
#4561 Extend Tor to no longer assume that a relay or bridge has exactly one address SponsorG20120331 tor-client ln5 Core Tor/Tor
#4562 Write a pluggable transport deployment roadmap SponsorG20120331 asn Obfuscation/Pluggable transport

Phase 3: June 30, 2012

Pluggable Transports

Goal: Tor changes and code integration for: UPnP plugin support, testing on Windows, Linux, and OS X.

Deliverable: Git commits, Trac tickets, and narrative report showing current state.

Measurable Output: Narrative document of progress.

Who: Nick and George. Erinn?

IPv6 Integration into Tor

Goal: IPv6 design integration for client support of IPv6 and relays supported with IPv6 client to relay communication; possibly IPv6 tor exit support.

Deliverable: Git commits, branches, Trac tickets, and narrative report detailing current state. Testing release of tor in a package.

Measurable Output: Narrative document of progress and testing release of Tor in a package.

Who: Nick and Linus.

Project tickets

Ticket Summary Keywords Owner Component
#4566 Make Tor work with obfsproxy and obfs2 SponsorG20120630 asn Obfuscation/Obfsproxy

Phase 4: September 30, 2012

Pluggable Transports

Goal: deploy release with all of the above.

Deliverable: released version of Tor with the sum of the work performed on pluggable transports year to date.

Measurable Output: Tor release, testing package

Who: Erinn and George.

IPv6 Integration into Tor

Goal: deploy release with all of the above.

Deliverable: released version of Tor with support for IPv6 clients to first relay. If possible, released version of Tor with support for IPv6 destinations through exit relays.

Measurable Output: Testing release of Tor with usable package.

Who: Nick and Linus.

Project tickets

Ticket Summary Keywords Owner Component
#4563 Enable clients to talk to public bridges via IPv6 SponsorG20120930 ipv6 tor-client ln5 Core Tor/Tor
#4564 Enable clients to talk to non-bridge relays via IPv6 SponsorG20120930 ipv6 tor-client ln5 Core Tor/Tor
#4567 Extend Tor's UPnP support for pluggable transport ports SponsorG20120930 tor-bridge asn Core Tor/Tor
#4568 Extend BridgeDB to give out pluggable transport information SponsorG20120930 aagbsn Obfuscation/BridgeDB
#6374 Release Tor alpha version with pluggable transports enhancements performed for sponsor G SponsorG20120930 tor-client nickm Core Tor/Tor
#6375 Release Tor alpha version with IPv6 enhancements performed for sponsor G SponsorG20120930 tor-client nickm Core Tor/Tor
#6798 Create Vidalia Obfsproxy Bridge Bundle containing Tor 0.2.4.2-alpha SponsorG20120930 erinn Applications/Tor bundles/installation

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