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Bittorrent integration for Thandy

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Hi list,

I'm happy and thankful that I'll be able to work on Bittorrent integration for Thandy as a Google Summer of Code student! It's great to have this awesome opportunity again, after working on Puppetor during last year's Summer of Code. I'm a 3rd-year physics student at the University of Erlangen, and plan to graduate in a couple of years. During the last 15 months, I have been spending quite some time working on Tor and related tasks. I hope to continue doing so for the next years, it's fun :-)

In case you are unfamiliar with Thandy: It is a secure updater that will help to get important security updates to Tor users more quickly. Read more about it in its specification [ http://git.torproject.org/checkout/thandy/master/specs/thandy-spec.txt ], or come and talk about it via IRC. I'm usually available in #tor on OFTC with nickname Sebastian.

To be able to really deploy Thandy as part of the regular Tor bundles, there needs to be a solution for patch-day load. I believe that a working integration of bittorrent in Thandy can help mitigate that load, and will bring the Tor project closer to shipping its secure updater.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding my project, please let me know.

Looking forward to coding for Tor this summer,