[tor-project] Anti-censorship team meeting notes, 2022-05-05

Hey everyone!

Here are our meeting logs:


And our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad



Next meeting: Thursday May 12th 16:00 UTC

Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 16:00 UTC, in #tor-meeting at OFTC (channel is logged while meetings are in progress)

== Goal of this meeting ==

Weekly check-in about the status of anti-censorship work at Tor.
Coordinate collaboration between people/teams on anti-censorship at Tor.

== Links to Useful documents ==

  * Our anti-censorship roadmap:
    * Roadmap: Development · Boards · Anti-censorship · GitLab
  * The anti-censorship team's wiki page:
    * Home · Wiki · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Team · GitLab
  * Past meeting notes can be found at:
    * The tor-project Archives
  * Tickets that need reviews: from sponsors we are working on:
    * All needs review tickets: Merge requests · Anti-censorship · GitLab
    * Sponsor 28
      * must-do tickets: Sponsor 28: Reliable Anonymous Communication Evading Censors and Repressors (RACECAR) · The Tor Project · GitLab
      * possible tickets: Issues · The Tor Project · GitLab
    * Sponsor 96
      * Sponsor 96: Rapid Expansion of Access to the Uncensored Internet through Tor in China, Hong Kong, & Tibet · The Tor Project · GitLab

== Announcements ==

  * the bridges telegram bot is now in rdsys

== Discussion ==

  * Distributed Snowflake Server Support
    * there is a merge request now: Add Distributed Snowflake Server Support (!87) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
    * review is wellcome, there are mayor changes
  * RKS hackathon
    * RKS is organizing a hackathon: demhack.ru and asked TPO to be part of it
    * we are proposing whatsapp gettor+bridgesbot
    * they think it might be to small, we can extend it
    * another idea is to do it in iMessage
    * we'll discuss it in a ticket
    * due to monday

== Actions ==


== Interesting links ==


== Reading group ==

  * We will discuss "Understanding the Impact of Encrypted DNS on Internet Censorship, ACM WWW 2021" on May 19th, 2022
    * https://shhaos.github.io/papers/www21-DoE.pdf
    * Questions to ask and goals to have:
      * What aspects of the paper are questionable?
      * Are there immediate actions we can take based on this work?
      * Are there long-term actions we can take based on this work?
      * Is there future work that we want to call out in hopes that others will pick it up?

== Updates ==

    This week:
        - What you worked on this week.
    Next week:
        - What you are planning to work on next week.
    Help with:
       - Something you need help with.

anadahz: 2022-01-27
  Last week:
    - Increase timeout check cycles for default-bridge-felix-1 and default-bridge-felix-2 as they have been generating too many alerts: Increase number of cycles for felix bridges (!1) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / monit-configuration · GitLab

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2022-04-14
Last week:
    - moved tor-specific snowflake code out of client library (snowflake#40124)
        - merge request: snowflake!85
    - bump version of webrtc dependency (snowflake#40127)
        - merge request: snowflake!86
    - commented on snowflake web workflow (snowflake#40125)
    - opened issue to bump version of snowflake and webrtc in tor browser (tor-browser-build#40474)
    - work on conjure test environment setup
This week:
    - continue work on conjure PT
    - continue snowflake maintenance tasks
Needs help with:

dcf: 2022-05-01 (will be absent 2022-05-05)
  Last week:
    - opened an issue for confusing client NAT check log messages Log messages from client NAT check failures are confusing (#40134) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
    - filed an OONI issue to get access to stunreachability measurements, in order to get more insignt into torsf (snowflake) failures API does not permit test_name=stunreachability · Issue #590 · ooni/backend · GitHub
  Next week:
    - look at STATUS VERSION proposal Add STATUS VERSION message for PT protcol (!63) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Core / Tor Specifications · GitLab
    - set up access control on the snowflake-02 bridge Set up a second snowflake bridge site (#40122) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
  Help with:

arlolra: 2022-04-07
  Last week:
    - Merged the rest of snowflake !81
  Next week:
    - Get to snowflake-webext #10
    - Figure out where in pion/webrtc ALPN should be configured and used
    - Maybe add Chacha20Poly1305 to pion/dtls
    GitHub - pion/dtls: DTLS 1.2 Server/Client implementation for Go
    Make Snowflake's DTLS fingerprint more similar to popular WebRTC implementations (#40014) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
  Help with:

maxb: 2021-09-23
  Last week:
    - Worked on uTLS for broker negotiation (#40054) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab re: utls for broker negotiation
    - Had conversation with someone about upstream utls http round tripper feat: sketch out utls http.RoundTripper by bassosimone · Pull Request #74 · refraction-networking/utls · GitHub
    - Too busy with work :confused:
  Next week:
    - _Really_ want to get a PR for utls round tripper

meskio: 2022-05-05
  Last week:
      - deploy telegram in rdsys (rdsys#111)
      - advance on the onionsproutsbot deployment (team#78)
      - add onionsproutsbot to transifex (l10n#40070)
      - add the location to circumvention settings (rdsys#108)
      - API for dynamic bridges in telegram (rdsys#98)
      - review bridedb.tpo/info fixes (bridgedb!39)
  Next week:
      - bridges sharing the same IP should use the same distributor (rdsys#106)
      - finish and deploy the changes into circumvention settings API (rdsys#108)
Shelikhoo: 2022-05-05
   Last Week:

- [Merge Request] Add Distributed Snowflake Server Support (snowflake!87) <<<

    - [Merge Request Awaiting] Add SOCKS5 forward proxy support to snowflake (snowflake!64)
    - [Merge Request Review] Telegram distributor hands both new and old bridges to old accounts(snowflake!37)
    - [Merge Request Review] Don't mix up old and new telegram accounts(snowflake!38)
    - [Merge Request Review] Remove smallerRichard default bridge
    - [Research & Coding] WebSocket + CDN Based Probe Control Connection Forwarder (shelikhoo/LogCollectorAncillary#3)
    - [Coding & Deployment] Include frontdisk testing targets in probe tests (shelikhoo/LogCollectorAncillary#4)
    - [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
    - [Discussion] Opening 8443 port on probetelemetry-01@ for V2Ray Websocket Connection Inbound
   Next Week:
      - [Coding] Distributed Snowflake Bridges (continue)
      - [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
      - [Research] Implement metrics to measure snowflake churn(Implement metrics to measure snowflake churn (#34075) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab)
Itchy Onion: 2022-05-05
    Last week:
        - go over snowflake code (in preparation for the next Georgetown meeting and also help with snowflake rebasing)
    This week:
        - prepare Georgetown meeting (read more docs and code)
        - starting to look at new RACE version (2.1.1)

HackerNCoder: 2021-12-16
This week:
        Setup web mirror on tor.encryptionin.space
        Get (new VPs with) new IP and setup new web mirror on new domain

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