[tor-project] Anti-censorship team meeting notes, 2022-07-21

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 Aug 4 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: 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 ==

 \* logcollector redeployment finished, project moved to team space\(src shell\)
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/connectivity-measurement
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/team/-/issues/70
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/connectivity-measurement/logcollector-admin/-/issues/3

 \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake/-/issues/40161 \(Private\)

 \* roskomanzor has lifted the blockade on torproject\.org website, no on the network
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/community/support/-/issues/40050#note_2823017

== Discussion ==

 \* What is the status of adjusting snowflake \(pion\) DTLS signature to avoid blocking in Russia? \(Based on offset of supported\_groups extension\.\)
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/censorship-analysis/-/issues/40030#note_2804998
     \* https://github.com/pion/dtls/pull/474
     \* https://ntc.party/t/webrtc/2174/21
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/community/support/-/issues/40050 \(generally\)
     \* shell have produced a TB tgz with a modified snowflake to test
         \* https://people.torproject.org/~shelikhoo/dqo8apcai4/tor-browser/tor-browser-11.5a13-linux-x86_64-176893/tor-browser-linux64-11.5a13_en-US.tar.xz
     \* shell will post it in nft and tor forum
         \* https://ntc.party/t/testing-invitation-for-tor-browser-with-supported-groups-patch-countermeasure-in-snowflake-to-evade-censorship-observed-in-russia/2837
         \* \(Not working???\)
         \* &gt;&gt;&gt; Request a packet capture
         \* https://forum.torproject.net/t/testing-invitation-for-tor-browser-with-supported-groups-patch-countermeasure-in-snowflake-to-evade-censorship-observed-in-russia/4029
         \* \(No reply \#\~\#\)

 \* Bug fix release for Snowflake necessary\(src shell\)
     \* Semver? 0\.6\.1, is cherry\-pick necessary?
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-webext/-/issues/45
     \* https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/pluggable-transports/snowflake-webext/-/merge_requests/40
     \* &gt;&gt;&gt; cherry\-pick if easy, and then release bug fix release

== 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 2022-06-30
Last week:
- got tor to bootstrap fully with the deployed conjure station and bridge
- met with CU Boulder team to discuss conjure rollout plan
This week:
- follow up with CU Boulder team about a wireguard connection between the station and bridge
- a few quality of life conjure issues
- Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / conjure · GitLab
- draft an announcement of conjure for forum and development community mailing lists
Needs help with:

dcf: 2022-07-07
Last week:
- commented on STATUS VERSION proposal and proposed some text Add STATUS VERSION message for PT protcol (!63) · Merge requests · The Tor Project / Core / Tor Specifications · GitLab
- commented on Snowflake user estimates vis-à-vis Tor Metrics userstats-bridge-country graph is undercounting users (#40047) · Issues · The Tor Project / Network Health / Metrics / Website · GitLab Snowflake spikes in June 2022 (#40057) · Issues · The Tor Project / Network Health / Metrics / Website · GitLab
Next week:
- disable non-WireGuard SSH access to snowflake-02
Help with:

meskio: 2022-07-21
Last week:
- use the same bucket on gettor-rdsys archive.org for the existence file (rdsys!44)
- use a folder per flatform on gettor-rdsys gdrive (rdsys!45)
- request feedback on bridge URIs and QR codes
- review code cleanups on snowflake webextension (webextension!36 !37)
- review connection assist feedback (support#40086)
- help on bridgedb lektor migration and broken tests (bridgedb!31)
Next week:
- deploy moat shim-token support
- deploy a testing environment of rdsys-gettor

Shelikhoo: 2022-07-21
Last Week:
- [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)
- [Discussion & Deployment] Rollout of Distributed Snowflake Support
- [Deployment] Creating a version of Tor Browser with patched Snowflake client that includes supported_groups censorship countermeasure(Creating a version of Tor Browser with patched Snowflake client that includes supported_groups censorship countermeasure (#83) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Team · GitLab)
- [Coding & Deployment] Proposal: Centralized Probe Result Collector (anti-censorship/team#54)
- [Research & Coding] WebSocket + CDN Based Probe Control Connection Forwarder
- [Investigate & Review] Daily number of users helped gone to zero (Daily number of users helped gone to zero. (#45) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Pluggable Transports / Snowflake WebExtension · GitLab)
Next Week:
- [Investigate] China "Anti-Fraud" Webpage Redirection Censorship (censorship-analysis#40026): update the research based on updated ooni
- [Research+Coding] Raw Probe Log Data Collection Raw Probe Log Data Collection (#1) · Issues · The Tor Project / Anti-censorship / Connectivity Measurement / logcollector · GitLab

Itchy Onion: 2022-07-21
Last week:
- ongoing debugging s28 issues 81 (leaking file descriptor)
This week:
- updating snowflake plugin for RACE 2.2.0