[tor-project] Anti-censorship team meeting notes, 2022-06-23

Hey everyone!

Here are our meeting logs:

http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-06-23-15.58.html

And our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

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Next meeting: Thursday July 7 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 ==

  * Next week is hackweek, no ant-censorship meeting!!!

== Discussion ==

  * What is the status of adjusting snowflake (pion) DTLS signature to avoid blocking in Russia? (Based on offset of supported_groups extension.)
    * IRC Tip about Signature used to block Snowflake in Russia, 2022-May-16 (#40030) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / censorship-analysis · GitLab
    * Shuffle Elliptic Curves in ClientHello to circumvent Russian censorship by ValdikSS · Pull Request #474 · pion/dtls · GitHub
    * Проблемы в работе ПО использующего WebRTC - #21 by tango - Russia - NTC
    * [Russia] Some ISPs are blocking Tor (#40050) · Issues · The Tor Project / Community / Support · GitLab (generally)
    * shell will do some research on what makes sense as infra for testing snowflake connections
      * do we want a second broker for testing?
      * or multi-pool support?
  * snowflake spike on metrics
    * Users – Tor Metrics
    * being looked at the metrics side: Snowflake spikes in June 2022 (#40057) · Issues · The Tor Project / Network Health / Metrics / Website · GitLab

== Actions ==

  Bridgestrap should recognize and report obfs4 version incompatibility (#32) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / bridgestrap · GitLab
  
== Interesting links ==

== Reading group ==

  * We will discuss "" on
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    * 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 ==

Name:
    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 2022-06-23
Last week:
    - got tor to bootstrap fully with conjure PT in test environment
        - testenv: Cecylia Bocovich / phantombox · GitLab
        - conjure PT: The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / conjure · GitLab
    - ran a quick tutorial on reproducible snowflake/tor-browser builds
This week:
    - work with conjure developers to get the PT working with the production conjure station
Needs help with:

dcf: 2022-06-16
  Last week:
    - snowflake CDN bookkeeping Snowflake costs · Wiki · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Team · GitLab
    - commented on dnstt pluggable transport client Add support for dnstt (#40001) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / pluggable transports · GitLab
    - commented on restarts for snowflake probetest Move snowflake-broker to a systemd based setup (#40147) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab
  Next week:
    - look at STATUS VERSION proposal Add STATUS VERSION message for PT protcol (!63) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Core / Tor Specifications · GitLab
  Help with:

meskio: 2022-06-23
  Last week:
      - gitlab implementation in gettor
      - metrics for gettor
      - test gettor-rdsys setup
  Next week:
      - deployment of rdsys-gettor
      
Shelikhoo: 2022-06-23
   Last Week:
     - [Merged & Deployed] Add Distributed Snowflake Server Support (snowflake!87)
     - [Merged] Distributed Snowflake Bridges (Javascript ver.) (snowflake-webext!29)
     - [Merged & Deployed] Implement metrics to measure snowflake churn (Implement metrics to measure snowflake churn (#34075) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake · GitLab) (snowflake!95)
    - [Merge Request Awaiting] Add SOCKS5 forward proxy support to snowflake (snowflake!64)
    - [Discussion & Deployment] Migrating Controlling git repo to Tor Gitlab Instance (shelikhoo/LogCollectorAncillary#5)
    - [Research & Discussion] Discussion about the possibility of adding PT support to V2Ray to serve the role of HTTPT (Discussion about the possibility of adding PT support to V2Ray to serve the role of HTTPT (#82) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Team · GitLab)
    - [Investigate] China "Anti-Fraud" Webpage Redirection Censorship (censorship-analysis#40026): update the research based on updated ooni result
    - [Deployment] Snowflake Broker
   Next Week:
      - [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
      - [Research & Coding] WebSocket + CDN Based Probe Control Connection Forwarder (shelikhoo/LogCollectorAncillary#3)
      - [Investigate] China "Anti-Fraud" Webpage Redirection Censorship (censorship-analysis#40026): update the research based on updated ooni result

Itchy Onion: 2022-06-23
    Last week:
        - ongoing debugging s28 issues 81
        - taking over part of testing snowflake
    This week:
        - ongoing debugging s28 issues 81, fixing a leaking file descriptor issue
        - taking over part of testing snowflake

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