[tor-project] Anti-censorship team meeting notes, 2022-11-03

Hey everyone!

Here are our meeting logs:
#tor-meeting: tor anti-censorship meeting <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-03-31-15.59.html&gt;

And our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad



Next meeting: Thursday Nov 10 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 the Tor Project and Tor community.

== Links to Useful documents ==

 \* Our anti\-censorship roadmap:
     \* Roadmap: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/anti-censorship/-/boards
 \* The anti\-censorship team&#39;s wiki page:
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/team/-/wikis/home
 \* Past meeting notes can be found at:
     \* https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/
 \* Tickets that need reviews:  from sponsors we are working on:
     \* All needs review tickets:
         \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/anti-censorship/-/merge_requests?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&assignee_id=None
     \* Sponsor 28
         \* must\-do tickets: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/10
         \* possible tickets: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name%5b%5d=Sponsor%2028&milestone_title=None
     \* Sponsor 96
         \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/24

== Announcements ==


== Discussion ==

 \* Lantern and snowflake
     \* lantern is working on a p2p volunteer proxy system similar to snowflake
     \* a highly concurrent client \(capable of managing many simultaneous peer connections\) that could do N:M multiplexing between downstream and upstream connections
     \* very observable so that it could send lots of status information to the UI
 \* Distributed Snowflake Server Support will be included in Tor Browser Testing Channel\(Alpha\) Soon: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser-build/-/merge_requests/571
 \* snowflake\-01 got 20% increase of usage the last 24h, after being stable for few weeks
 \* PT args size issue: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/team/-/issues/104

== Actions ==

== Interesting links ==

== Reading group ==

 \* We will discuss &quot;&quot; on
     \* 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.

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2022-11-03
Last week:
- set conjure/tapdance assets directory to pt dir (conjure#11)
- reviewed and merge fixed to right-adjusted langs (snowflake-webext#64)
- fixed webext and badge build to only include 90%+ complete locales (snowflake-webext#62)
- more progress on mozilla mv3 prep
- discovered problem with webext translations (snowflake-webext#66)
- reviewed and merged fix to close stale 0 byte transfer connections (snowflake-webext!54)
- reviewed webext performance improvements (snowflake-webext!39)
This week:
- website/extension release (have to do extension translations by hand)
- try again to reach out to conjure developers
- start working on salmon
Needs help with:

dcf: 2022-11-03
Last week:
- opened an issue to abbreviate `ice` specifications in snowflake bridge lines Abbreviate `ice` list in bridge lines (#40226) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
- contributed information about snowflake usage and Tor Metrics graphs Confusing contradictory data: many Snowflake users in Russia in Sept, or few? (#40013) · Issues · The Tor Project / Network Health / Metrics / Analysis · GitLab
- did some review of the presentation of right-to-left languages in the snowflake webext right-align text if language is arabic or farsi (!51) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake WebExtension · GitLab
Next week:
- disable non-WireGuard SSH access to snowflake-02 Set up a second snowflake bridge site (#40122) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
- migrate goptlib to gitlab migrate away from git.torproject.org (#86) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Team · GitLab
- try Conjure PT development version [tor-dev] Introducing a Conjure PT for Tor
- break up snowflake-server performance improvements into separate merge requests Draft: Server performance improvements (!100) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
- document recent performance optimizations in Snowflake bridge installation guide
Help with:

meskio: 2022-11-03
Last week:
- gettor email loop fix (rdsys#133)
- gettor imap reconnection fixes (rdsys#134)
- open a dicussion about PT arg passing (team#104)
- send a tor-relays obfs4proxy upgrade reminder
- review outreachy merge requests in rdsys
Next week:
- obfs4proxy 0.0.14 in Tor Browser

Shelikhoo: 2022-11-03
Last Week:
- [Merge Request Awaiting] Add SOCKS5 forward proxy support to snowflake (snowflake!64)
- [Discussion & Deployment] Rollout of Distributed Snowflake Support
- [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
- [Research] HTTPT Planning Add HTTPT as a pluggable transport to Tor Browser (#1) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / HTTPT · GitLab
- Rollout distributed snowflake (include definition of secondary bridge on broker) Snowflake Broker Deployment 22-10-25 (#40225) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
- Rollout distributed snowflake (get bridgeline into tor browser) Add Secondary Snowflake Bridgeline to Tor Browser (!571) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Applications / tor-browser-build · GitLab
Next Week:
- [Research] WebTunnel Planning (Continue)
- [Research] Fix vantage point summary upload in China
- Release New version of Snowflake WebExt
- [Research] Censorship analysis for UDP traffic between Iran and rest of Internet: 2022 Q4: Censorship analysis for UDP traffic between Iran and rest of Internet: 2022 Q4 (#40036) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / censorship-analysis · GitLab (Continue)
- Finish all the reviews

Itchy Onion: 2022-11-03
Last week:
- Increase the number of snowflake proxies spawned in RACE and ran it against the CI test. I was able to pass every time (6 times in total). But since Tuesday I've been having trouble starting a new deployment with Rib. I've been in talk with TwoSix but so far nothing has helped.
This week:
- Fixed the Rib issue. Now snowflake passes CI tests 100%.