[Tor-BSD] freebsd-ports; tor, obfs4, browser & socks

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Aug 3 23:53:00 EDT 2017

>> On 4 Aug 2017, at 02:54, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>> The default connection for censored users in the TB configuration is
>> obfs4, so a lot of relays allowing entry traffic and bridges are missing
>> a significant amount of connections.
> Relays don't typically run pluggable transports like obfs4.
> And the default obfs4 in Tor Browser comes with a set of default bridges.

Yes, understood. Didn't realize a default set of bridges was provided by
obfs4 connections.

We're in test phase here. . .. want to make sure it's working properly.

The OpenBSD TB doesn't yet support pluggable transports, but that is
coming in the next phase.

> BridgeDB's default is also obfs4, [0] so if BSD bridge operators want
> to have their bridges used by censored users, installing obfs4 is really
> important.


The OpenBSD obfs4 should be available for testing soon also.

It will be interesting to see if traffic increases with the TDP stats
for BSD bridges with the addition of obfs4 ports.

NetBSD anyone?


> [0]: https://bridges.torproject.org/

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