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[tor-talk] Meek bridges request
> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:21:09 -0700
> From: david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: meyergdh@xxxxxxxx
> CC: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Meek bridges request
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 09:09:43PM +0000, МΞYΞЯ - Meyer wrote:
> > I've been testing the Tor Browser Bundle with meek, and it worked fine
> > (really, it's actually the only way to bypass a proxy system in a
> > place that I am every day), because it supports the use of HTTP/S
> > proxy. But, here (in Brazil) at least, we're experiencing a too slow
> > connection with the default meek's bridge (when the Tor had worked
> > normally, it was so fast). If anyone have a faster meek bridge, please
> > share, we here are needing of one! (sorry for my bad english)
> Thank you for testing meek, and I'm sorry it's slow for you.
> Unfortunately it's not something you can fix by using a different bridge
> address. meek doesn't really use bridge addresses--your first hop is
> always to App Engine, and I suspect that accounts for most of the
> latency from Brazil.
> I can't offer you any advice for improving the speed right now, but I
> can show you two things we're working on to make it faster.
> We're going to try some web services other than App Engine, which might
> provide better performance in different parts of the world. These ideas
> aren't deployed yet, but we have some notes here:
> More importantly, we're going to extend the meek protocol so that
> requests and responses don't have to be strictly serialized. How it
> works now, is that if you have two pieces of data to send, you can't
> send the second one until the first one has been sent, and a response
> received. It causes a delay that increases the farther away you are from
> App Engine, even if you have fast bandwidth. It will be better when the
> protocol allows you to send more than one piece of data at a time.
> David Fifield
Thanks for making the speed question clearer for me! So, the people here are using the ProxFree web-proxy, but it's so wide-spread on the place that we need to bypass the proxy, and soon it'll be blocked. I think that Tor is more secure than that based web-proxies, so I'll stop from suggesting web-proxies and make a real solution, with Tor. We'll be using the tor meek bundle soon here.
P.S.: Do you know any manner to make obfsproxy and/or fte work with an HTTP proxy?
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