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Re: [tor-talk] Help users in Iran reach the internet
Tried running through the instructions, have everything set up, and then
I reach a stumbling block - when I try to add
ServerTransportPlugin obfs2 exec /usr/local/bin/obfsproxy --managed
to the torrc file (through Vidalia), it gives me the error "Unknown
option ServerTransportPlugin. Failing".
I'm running the latest TBB in Ubuntu Ocelot.
Where am I going wrong?
> In the last 48 hours a major campaign of filtering has started in Iran -
> it started slow and now appears to be that nearly all SSL/TLS traffic is
> blocked on a few major Iranian ISPs. Details are rather rough but we're
> working on some solutions - we've long had an ace up our sleeves for
> this exact moment in the arms race but it's perhaps come while the User
> Interface edges are a bit rough still.
> Here's the deal - we need people to run Tor bridges but a special kind
> of Tor bridge, one that does a kind of traffic camouflaging - we call it
> an obfuscated bridge. It's not easy to set up just yet because we were
> not ready to deploy this for everyone yet; it lacks a lot of analysis
> and it might even only last for a few days at the rate the arms race is
> progressing, if you could call it progress.
> There are highly technical instructions here:
> Currently if you run such a bridge, you'll either need to manually tell
> us (via email to tor-assistants@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ) about it or you'll need
> to share these bridges with people you want to help directly. It's a
> pain and we're working on it.
> Here's a bug report where we're working around the clock to get stuff
> going in a user friendly manner:
> This kind of help is not for the technically faint of heart but it's
> absolutely needed for people in Iran, right now. It's likely that more
> than ~50,000 - ~60,000 Tor users may drop offline.
> Watch this graph for an idea of the censorship impact of directly
> connecting Tor users:
> Here's the same graph but for Tor bridge users in Iran:
> We're working on easy to use client software and if you're in Iran or
> need one desperately, please email help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We'll try to
> get you a working obfsproxy bridge address and working client software.
> All the best,
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