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Re: [tor-talk] sniffjoke/obfsproxy for defeating DPI:ing firewalls?

On 01/06/2012 12:49 PM, anonym wrote:
> Hi,
> It was recently suggested [1] that Tails [2] should include
> sniffjoke [3], persumably to uncensor Tor in places where that is a
> problem:
> Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> Adding sniff joke may be quite useful and it should be an option: 
>> http://www.delirandom.net/sniffjoke/
> (Jacob is especially welcome to elaborate on this statement in this
> thread.)
> From my understanding, it may make sense to have sniffjoke obfuscate the
> connection to Tor bridges when behind a firewall that can detect bridge
> usage (e.g. like in China [4][5]). But only if it actually
> defeats the DPI:ing firewall (which is unclear to me whether it is the
> case in e.g. China). Has any one got experiences with Tor + sniffjoke in
> places where DPI:ing firewalls are messing with Tor?

I think someone should test it.

> But what about obfsproxy [6]? This seems like the planned Tor
> sanctioned way for solving this problem. How is this project coming
> along, and when can we expect to see this ready for action? I assume
> things like Vidalia integration planned(?).

It's not a mutually exclusive thing - obfsproxy sounds great too.

All the best,
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